Further Personal Information
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She learned to swim at age two. She took up competitive swimming at age 12 at St. Peters Western Swim Club in Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
|Why this sport?
||She began focusing seriously on swimming after injuring her knee while doing gymnastics.
|Club / Team
||Palm Beach Currumbin: Gold Coast, QLD, AUS
||Yo, Yo-Yo (swimming.org.au, 01 Jan 2011; swimswam.com, 29 Mar 2010)
|Hero / Idol
||Australian swimmer Brooke Hanson. (olympics.com.au, 24 Mar 2012)
||In 2007 she seriously injured her knee while practising gymnastics. (swimswam.com, 29 Mar 2010)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away." (swimming.org.au, 01 Jan 2011)
|Awards and honours
||In 2014 she was presented with the Medal of the Order of Australia [OAM] in the Australia Day Honours list. Also in 2014 she was named Age Swimmer of the Year at the Swimming Western Australia Awards. (inmycommunity.com.au, 17 Jun 2014; insidethegames.biz, 26 Jan 2014)
||At age 16 years and 302 days at the opening ceremony, she was the youngest Australian swimmer to compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 20 Oct 2020)
||Her sister Gabrielle has represented Australia in rowing. She ranked fourth in the lightweight quadruple sculls at the 2010 U23 World Championships in Brest, Belarus. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Aug 2017; swimming.org.au, 01 Jan 2011)