Further Personal Information
||Physics - University of Cambridge: Cambridge, ENG
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She started diving at the age of seven in Plymouth.
|Why this sport?
||Took up diving when her grandparents booked her on a diving course while she was visiting one summer. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)
|Club / Team
||Southampton Diving Academy: Southampton, ENG
|Name of coach
|Coach from what year?
||During the week, she trains for five hours a day. On the weekend she trains two hours a day.
||Listening to music and watching football. (British Swimming, 20 Apr 2002)
|Most influential person in career
||Her parents and her coach. (Athlete, 20 Mar 2007)
|Hero / Idol
||The Chinese divers because they are made to work so hard and achieve near perfection. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)
||She dislocated a rib during training in December 2006. (Southampton Diving, 12 Jan 2007)
She sustained an injury to her thumb which hampered her preparation for the 2003 National Championships. (UK Sport, 12 Feb 2003)
|Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
||She always has to go to the toilet before a competition. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"Aim for the moon, even if you miss you'll end up amongst the stars." (Athlete, 20 Mar 2007)
|Awards and honours
||She was named the Amateur Swimming Association of England's Junior Diver of the Year four years in succession, 2000-2003. (Athlete, 20 Mar 2007)
She carried the baton as part of the baton relay in the lead up to the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England. (BBC Sport, 30 May 2002)
||To become a pilot. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)