Our Olympic Swimmer
Date of Birth: 05/01/93
Lives: Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Coach: Russ Barber
Where did you grow up & which Schools did you go to?
I grew up in Sheffi eld and I have been to Norton free primary school, Westbourne prepatory school and All Saints Catholic high school.
How & when did you become involved in (your sport)? How old / which local clubs etc.
I became involved in my sports from a young age. My parents saw me as dangerous when I was younger for I walked straight into a swimming pool at the age of fourand my dad came diving in to get me and I came to the surface before he did giggling. This then made them get me into swimming lessons. My swimming teacher DavidRobinson said that I was very skillful and i had something special. When I was a little older I was invited at the age of seven to join the City of Sheffi eld Swim Squad. Where Ihave grown to be part of the swimming world.
What do you love about (your sport)?
I love the feeling of success. When you reach one of your goals or targets, or even being up on the podium on one or more of your races.
Which of your many achievements are you most proud of?
I have many achievements which I am proud of myself for, however my proudest moment would be when I qualified for the London 2012 Olympic games!
If you could meet anyone in the world who would it beand what would you say to them?
I would love to meet Taylor Laughtner and I would say nothing..... Just stand and giggle lots!
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you take with you?
I would take my pillow my phone and my cat (Tia)
Where's your favourite place to eat in your home town and why?
The Viraaj on Chesterfield Road.... I have eating the Indian from there since I was very young and I love it!
Do you have any hobbies?
I like to read quite a bit...books which have films just in case I don't understand them.
Have you ever broken any bones?
No broken bones.....touch wood!
Who is your favourite Artist/Pop band?
I like anything in the charts at that time or anything I stumble upon on iTunes but I can't stand heavy metal.
Which Football team do you support?
Chelsea.....thanks to the boyfriend
What's your favourite car?
I am a big fan of mini's they are soo cute!
What's your favourite food?
My favourite food would have to be chocolate but as an athlete constant consumption is not good for me but i do enjoy the odd treat now and then.
If you could give one piece of advice to a child involved in sport what would it be?
If you enjoy your sport stick at it make your targets and don't stop till you've had enough.
Can you share with us the most inspiring quote that you have come across?
Dream Believe Achieve by Diversity
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