Home Town: Hawick
Club/Team: Edinburgh University Performance Swimming (Swim Team Borders/Teviotdale ASC).
Coaches: Chris Jones (Alex Jordan/Jan Grieve).
Best moment in sport so far: Taking part in the 50m breaststroke skins event at Edinburgh International two years ago. I went in last and came out fifth against some big guys. The atmosphere was electric.
Aims for the next 12 months: To make the Olympic Trials in March in London. It’ll be huge.
How does the ASP help you most: The strength and conditioning sessions twice a week.
Who in sport most inspires you: Lance Armstrong – he never seems to give up, no matter what’s wrong with him.
Favourite sporting moment of all time: When Michael Phelps won the 100m fly at the Beijing Olympics by 0.01 of a second on his way to eight gold medals.
Best thing about your sport: The feeling of gliding through the water at speed.
... but dislike: Waking up at 4.30am most mornings – I’m not a morning person!
If not in this sport, would like to compete in: In either an extreme sport of some sort or in cycling.
Usual pre-competition meal: The night before I’ll eat something with pasta or rice. At breakfast I’ll have porridge with quite a bit of golden syrup.
Food dislikes: Cooked eggs or mayonnaise.
Best motivational song or track: Can’t Stop by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
... but turn off/leave the room to: Overplayed pop music.
Competition superstition or odd routine: In the warm-up I float about a bit, sculling with hands and feet, to get the feel of the water.
When not competing or training I like to: Relax and enjoy the company of friends – swimming can be a very lonely sport sometimes.