Sport for Women

Libby Trickett

Type: Player/Athlete
Sports: Swimming
Location: Australia

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Q & A

Greatest sporting achievement: Olympic Gold / World Record

Greatest achievement off the field: Saving enough money to buy a house, starting university, marrying my husband

Who is your sporting heroine? Kim Clijsters - I think it's remarkable what she was able to achieve, after time out of the sport, having a baby and returning to the same amazing form she was in prior to her retirement - with a new and refreshed attitude, she seems to enjoy her tennis more now

How many hours per week to you train/exercise? Approximately 30 - 35 hours a week

What kind of diet or nutrition plan are you on? I live by the rule, everything in moderation. I know what's healthy and how to eat well to fuel my body for training. But I also know how to indulge myself occasionally

What do you love about your sport? There are so many things I love about swimming. For starters, I love being in the water. After that I love trying different techniques to try and move through it faster. On top of all that, I love feeling fit and strong, meeting and working with great, like minded people, and the fact that I'm able to travel around the world

If you could change something about your sport, what would it be? Anyone who tries to complicate it

What motivates you? I want to see how fast I can be

Do you have a profession outside of your sport? During my time out of the sport, I was fortunate enough to work with Channel 10 and One HD on the swimming events. I would love to continue that while I'm still swimming and again when I retire. I want to share swimming with everyone

Three words that describe you: Silly, tough, simple

If I wanted to play your sport, what advice would you give me? Have fun with it. I think that's the best way to excel in anything that you do. If you love what you do, and enjoy the process of what you're doing, even when things get difficult or challenging, it won't discourage you

Libby Trickett Supports Sport for Women Day

"I think sport is such a wonderful way to learn about life, it teaches you so many important things, plus feeling fit and healthy gives you such a positive attitude and it's a great way to meet people and socialise"