Competed in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic
Games; five-time World Championship competitor; three-time Commonwealth Games
semi-finalist; three-time Pan American Games
finalist; eight Bermuda national records.
>>HOW I GOT STARTED
I took part in learn-to-swim lessons around the
age of two and continued them each summer.
By five, I joined a swimming club training a
few times a week and competing in meets. I
enjoyed racing and began to race all the time,
eventually qualifying for my first Caribbean
Championship (Barbados 1998).
>>HOW I TRAIN
I swim six times a week (Monday to Saturday)
for two hours. I also work six weight/dry land
sessions for an hour. Twice a week I train
Pilates for one hour.
I do my best to eat quality meals. The weekend
tends to be when things get a little lazy and
I eat something low in nourishment. I do my
best not to eat an excess of sweets. Having a
good water intake is extremely important.
>>HOW I GOT INSPIRED
Swimming and competing became something
that was taking me places. Before I knew it, I
had been travelling around the world and as
I got older I would stay in foreign countries
for longer periods. I learned a great deal and
it gave me perspective on what I was able to
accomplish and how much more was out there
>>WHAT I DO IN MY FREE TIME
I spend the majority of my time with my wife
PHOTO: CHRIS ED WARDS