"Go hard and come home harder. You are never as tired as you think you are"
Maroochydore SLSC. Nudgee College Swimming Club
Main event or discipline
Surf – Surf Race, Iron, Belt Race, Rescue Tube Rescue Pool – 100 & 200 Back, 200 & 400 Free
Favourite thing about competing?
Racing with mates.
Role model and why?
Backstroke legend Ryan Murphy. Awesome athlete in every way
What inspires you to be your best?
Current and past Olympians and Ironmen. Watching and re-watching their races, learning about their routines, how they train and race.
Do you have a routine to help you get into your best-focused state?
Good night sleep. Big breakfast. Eat well. Pump up music. Stay relaxed. Pay attention to recovery. Trust the process.
Winning 2021 Shannon Eckstein Ironman Challenge U17s Winning Gold in the Open Surf Teams and U17 Surf Teams and U19 Rescue Tube Rescue at 2021 Aussies. Winning 2 individual medals at 2021 Age Nationals. Winning 4 x 200 Free Relay at 2021 Age Nationals and breaking the Australian Record. Multiple Pool Rescue Australian Record Holder.
Goals for this season?
To medal at Swimming Nationals 2022. To make the Queensland Pool Rescue Team and other rep teams for pool and surf. To medal at the 2021 Australian Pool Rescue Champs and defend my Australian titles. To make a Junior Australian Team. To get better at ski.
Favourite food to eat the night before a big competition?
Chicken, vegetables and rice.
Favourite song to listen to prior to competing or during training?
Under Control (Calvin Harris & Alesso)
Why do you choose Engine?
I love the Engine brand and what it represents and the people associated with Engine. I have been exclusively training and racing in the pool and in the surf in Engine gear for 8 years. Top quality gear that I trust and gives me confidence that there’s no limit to what I can achieve.
The Engine Athletes include many of my idols and role models and I am stoked to be listed alongside such awesome athletes. I love the water, surf and swimming. Swimming and Surf Life Saving are my passion and how I choose to spend my time - either training, competing or enjoying free surfs. Engine Athletes are active, healthy, fit, strong, determined and competitive - everything I want to be so that I can push myself to work towards achieving my goals.
Favourite Engine Product? Why?
Too hard to choose just one. My Top 4 favourites:
Wingskin Bullet – perfect fit, sleek look and when I wear these I feel strong and fast. Engine Active Wear – light and cool so perfect for gym sessions Club Cut Pool Logo DTs - comfortable and cool looking. Perfect for pool and surf. The Trucker Hat - never leaves my head.