Felicity is a young Seychellois swimmer who Hunt, Deltel has committed to support as she continues her career in international competitive swimming. Following consistently high performance locally and overseas, Felicity has been offered a partial scholarship from Plymouth College in the UK where she will be under the wing of the English swimming team’s Head Coach.
Tell us a bit about your training routine
I swim 9 sessions a week. I swim all the mornings of the week except Thursday and Sunday and all afternoons except Sunday and Wednesday. We usually do 3 sessions of land work a week as well, this may be gym work, core/cardio work or reaction practice.
What are the top 3-5 healthy lifestyle rules you follow?
Enough sleep: I try to get to bed early so even if I have to go training the next morning I get at least 6-7 hours (which is amazing for any swimmer who still has school work to attend to)
A healthy diet: I try as much as possible to stay away from chocolate or anything fattening. When I’m not swimming, I try to go jogging to not lose my fitness completely.
What is your ultimate goal?
To make a final or semifinal at the 2020 Olympics!
You said that despite all the controversy which surrounded the IOIG, for you it was a good experience. Tell us more about the good times you had.
It was amazing to be with such a great swim team. When I made podium finishes, continuing to fly the Seychelles flag. It was great being able to mix with all the other islands and competitors. In the pool we may compete against each other but outside we’re all great friends.
Please give three words to describe:
How you feel before a race?
Nervous, Excited, Determined
How you feel when you win a medal?
Proud, Beyond happy no matter the color! Driven.
How you feel when you haven’t won?
As long as I’ve given it my best I’m happy; Eager to go home and train harder