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Emma North

How long have you been swimming for?

I have been swimming competitively for about 7 years


What would you consider your greatest achievement?

Swimming for New Zealand at states teams in Australia in 2018



What you enjoy most about swimming?

Pushing myself to reach higher and higher goals also I enjoy the social side, making friends from all over the place


Who is your inspiration and why?

Erika Fairweather, because seeing someone my age achieving huge success like she has is really inspiring 



What goes through your mind on the starting block?

Not much I’m just trying to concentrate about the race and my skills



What keeps you motivated in the sport of swimming?

The goals that I have set and my family and friends  



What has been the best piece of advice given to you?  

Knowing hard work brings results, and just turning up to training isn’t enough- Zac Reid



Do you have a pre-competition ritual? 

Not really, I just like to keep myself calm before my race



What would we find you doing when not in the pool?  What are your interests outside of swimming?

At home just watching Netflix or down at the beach with my friends 



Any advice be to a young competitive swimmer?

Don’t build other swimmers up in your  head, no one is unbeatable