Further Personal Information
||Sports Science - Leeds Metropolitan University: England
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She began diving at age 12 in Plymouth, England.
|Why this sport?
||She started diving with her former gymnastics teammate Tonia Couch. She went for a fun try-out session and the coach there, Andy Banks, asked her if she would like to come to the Easter holiday sessions. She has been diving ever since and Couch became her synchronised partner.
||Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
||K [play on words of her first name, from the song Que Sera Sera - 'K sa rah sa rah']. (Athlete, 15 Sep 2010)
|Hero / Idol
||British long distance runners Paula Radcliffe and Mo Farah. (swimming.org, 25 Jul 2013; britishswimming.co.uk, 22 Jan 2008)
||She competed with shin fractures at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. (bbc.co.uk, 27 Jul 2015)
She was treated for a stress fracture in her back in 2009, which resulted in one year on the sidelines. (Athlete, 15 Sep 2010)
She suffered from a back problem in 2007. (thisisplymouth.co.uk, 08 Jan 2008)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"Success consists of going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm." (Facebook profile, 10 Dec 2015)
She announced her retirement from competitive diving in October 2016. "So that's it! Diving has had a huge impact on my life and I am so glad to have been able to finish how I wanted. I have been lucky enough to do something for 15 years that I absolutely loved." (itv.com, 03 Oct 2016)
In 2014 she began a master's in professional practice [focusing on sports journalism] at the University of St Mark and St John in Plymouth, England. (Facebook profile, 10 Dec 2015; toniacouch.com, 26 Jun 2015)