Me and my sport – week 13 Amy Fraser

Age: 17.

Home Town: Melrose.

Sport: Swimming.

Position/Discipline: 100m & 200m butterfly; 400m & 800m freestyle.

Club/Team: Galashiels Swimming Club/Swim Team Borders.

Coach: Alex Jordan.

Best moment in sport so far: Competing in open water for Great Britain in France in June this year.

Aims for the next 12 months: Try my best in training, meeting all goal times set, do well in competition and be as successful as I can be.

How does the ASP help you most: It provides me with different services such as fast access to physio which really helps me when I am injured. I can recover quickly and not miss out on any training as I get the problem seen to as soon as possible. I also do strength and conditioning with Stuart Paton at Tri-Fitness in Gala. This has a huge impact on my swimming.

Who in sport most inspires you: Rebecca Adlington.

FavOURITE sporting moment of all time: Rebecca winning gold at Beijing in 2008 in the women’s 800 freestyle.

Best thing about your sport: Meeting new people and staying fit and healthy.

... but dislike: Having to get up at 5am each morning.

If not in this sport, would like to compete in: Judo. I had to quit when I started to take swimming a little more seriously and had to train in the pool the night I did judo. I would also love to do horse riding again.

Usual pre-competition meal: Love a big steak with all the trimmings. Can’t beat it!

Food dislikes: Am not a picky eater but I would rather not eat fish, and I hate hot and spicy food.

Best motivational song or track: Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now, although I don’t mind a bit of everything.

... but turn off/leave the room to: Heavy rock. It’s annoying and distracting.

Competition superstition or odd routine: I always have a bottle of juice when at a competition. I always warm up in a training costume and then get changed into my race suit. I always try to be the first to walk down to the blocks after being in the call room. I also slap my legs four or five times before getting on the racing blocks, just to tell my opponents I am here!

When not competing or training I like to: I love to spend time with my friends and family. I also like to try and take part in other sports and learn new things.