What made you sign up for your first open water swim?
To prove to myself that I was ready to tackle go Rotto swim. I did it in a team and it was a great challenge, I can see why people keep going back! I think I’d like to do it solo, just need to get that 10km qualifier done.
Favourite swimming memory?
Getting up early in summers time, seeing the fish and being ready for the day ahead. Having summer in WA is great,
What are you looking forward to in the upcoming season?
Getting into even more competitive open water swimming. I’ve never taken much notice of my times at the events, I’m always just happy to make it to the finish. I’d like to start taking a bit more notice though and trying to improve with every round.
I’d like to try some new locations too. And of course upping the distance is always a good aim.
Do you swim by yourself or with others?
I swim with a group of guys from my local area. We all met through swimming, we don’t train much in winter but it brings us all back together in summer, which is really fun and always a great way to start the day.
What’s your favourite hobby outside of swimming?
Getting into the great outdoors. Open water is a great way to see more of WA, there are so many great places to swim. All the beaches
What do you do to relax?
What’s been your biggest challenge with open water?
Getting in the water as the mornings start to get cooler. We tend to drop off the swims around the end of spring, I’d love to challenge myself to keep going though. I love seeing all those people who brave the waves even when it’s freezing, they take open water to the next level.
How do you prepare for open water swims?
A bowl of weetbix and I’m off.
Where is you dream swimming destination?
Crystal clear waters of the Maldives