What made you sign up for your first open water swim?

My cousin asked me to join her on a Swimtrek tour in Greece.

Favourite swimming memory?

The Rottnest Channel swim with my kids. Such a fantastic day of hard work and partying.

What are you looking forward to in the upcoming season?

Hot weather, clear waters and local 2kms ocean water group swims.

Do you swim by yourself or with others?

I always swim with others these days to motivate me, its great to push yourself, be breathless and chat with friends. We train with masters Whitfords and then I love ocean swims with big groups at the beach.

What’s your favourite hobby outside of swimming?

Painting pictures and cooking.

screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-9-33-20-amWhat do you do to relax?  

Yoga and wine!!

What’s been your biggest challenge with open water? 

The big crowds at the start and keeping calm so my breathing finds a pattern.

What are your goals with open water? 

To be able to swim 5 kms in a race.

How do you prepare for open water swims? 

I train twice a week at the pool and swim groyne to groyne at Sorrento on weekend.

Where is you dream swimming destination?

Galapagos Islands.