- Category: Surf Life Saving
How did you become involved in your sport?
Went to the beach regularly as a kid and people suggested my family join nippers.
Who is your sporting hero?
Age you started in your sport?
5 years old
Height, weight, age?
height 183cm weight 85kg age 24
Bachelor of Teaching/ Bachelor of Arts
What motivates you to continue in your sport?
Love that winning feeling
What motivated you to start your sport?
Started at such a young age and just enjoyed the beach
What is your current business/job?
High School Teacher
Who do you race for?
Avoca Beach SLSC
People that have inspired you both in sport and life?
My wife Jess, My parents Brad and Adelaide and brother Chad and sister Carly and friends.
Great experiences that have happened in your life?
Getting married in Santorini Greece was pretty special
Your interests and hobbies?
One tip or quote that continues to inspire you?
Its not what you got its how you use it.
Family Background(where did you grow up) and Current Family
Grew up in Bensville spending alot of time at MacMasters beach
What is your happiest memory?
Who did you idolize growing up?
All of the older blokes at the beach
Were you always one of the better athletes growing up?
I have experienced success over a number of years
What is one thing you would share with the children wanting to follow in your footsteps?
Do what you enjoy doing and then your always going to be a winner
How has being involved/playing your sport changed your life?
It is a massive part of my life and has been for so long.
Who has been your biggest supporter?
My wife Jess
Who has been your best coach?
Tony Smith was an unbelievable swimming coach
Sporting Background and list of results/achievements?
Australian Lifesaving Titles 2011 6th open ironman, 8th open board race, 1st lifesaver relay
NSW State titles 2011 Finalist open Ironman, Finalist open board, Finalist open swim, 4th board relay, 4th Taplin relay
Central Coast Branch 2011 1st open ironman, 1st open swim, 1st open board
Manly Open Carnival 2011 1st board race
Coffs Craft Carnival 2010 1st open ironman, 3rd open board race
East Coast Surf Festival 2010 3rd open ironman, 2nd open ski, 5th board
NSW Interbranch Titles 2010 3rd Open ironman, 4th Open Board
NSW State Endurance Titles 2010 2nd Open board
Australian Lifesaving Titles 2009 8th open ironman
Favourite Foods/Diet you follow?
Favorite food would be ice cream and my diet is pretty loose
Your typical training split and favourite thing to train?
Favourite training session is board training when there are waves and i train 2-3 times a day 6 days a week...
Worst injury you have suffered?
Some terrible shoulder injuries...
What is the ultimate prize in your sport?
Winning Nutrigrain series, Aussies and Coolangatta gold
What do you find to be the toughest aspect of your sport?
Training in the elements... wind, rain, sun, cold etc
What is your favourite movie?
Hall pass is pretty funny
What one lesson did you take from your parents?
To be a hard worker
How do you deal with temptation?
It depends what the temptation is
What is your favourite music/band/song?
What is your biggest fear?
Do you believe "never giving up" is the difference between making it and not making it in any sport?
Have you ever failed at anything? If yes how did you overcome this?
I failed a few University courses However this was from lack of effort and attendance so next time around i turned up more and applied slightly more effort.
What inspired you to succeed?
The feeling of winning and keeping fit is great
What did you want to be as a kid growing up?
Teacher its a really rewarding occupation
Your future goals in your sports, and goals when you finish your sport?
Goals for future are podium in Nutrigrain, Aussies and Coolangatta gold.
What is your worst fear?
being unsuccessful at life
If you could have dinner with 5 people who would they be?
Jess, Hamish, Glassy, Amanda and myself.
What is one item you cannot live without?
People you would like to thank?
My wife Jess all past and current coaches and my family.
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