Welcome to Samantha Wilson’s profile page.
Date of Birth: 24th June 1994
Height : 1.66m
Team/Club: Bristol Central / Cheltenham
Coach: Karen Thorpe/Sarah Pullan / Biz Price/ Lolli Montico/ Myriam Glez
|European Junior Championships||Team||2011||10th|
|ASA National Age Group Championships||Solo||2010||BRONZE|
In the Pool
Aspirations: To experience being a part of the Olympic Games.
Training regime: We train five days a week at the Aldershot Garrison Sports Centre doing a combination of synchro, speed swimming, gym work and flexibility. We also train on Saturdays doing land work at Bisham Abbey.
Greatest influence: Family and coaches.
When did you begin synchro: I started when I was 10 after seeing a display by Cheltenham Synchro and thinking it looked amazing and would be much more interesting than swimming up and down! I also thought it would be useful to make myself stronger for gymnastics which was my main sport until synchro started taking priority a couple of years later.
Out of the Pool
Family members: My brother plays squash for the county, my mum did endurance horse riding and my dad’s a professional golfer.
Studies: I studied physics, biology and P.E AS levels and maths A level but now a full time athlete.
Other sports: Artistic and team gymnastics.
Ultimate relaxation: A day at a spa with a hot stone massage.
One thing you can’t live without: My iPhone.
Last book read: The Highway Code!
Tip for the top: The quote: ‘Reach for the moon, then if you miss you’ll end up amongst the stars’ I heard it from a sports psychologist a few years ago and have been motivated by it ever since.
Life after swimming: Not sure yet! Maybe finish my A levels and I’d like to be a personal trainer or something like that.
Films: Comedy / horror.
Band/Music: Anything really except screaming and heavy metal!
Food: My mum’s milk tart- a South African dessert.
Drink: Cookie dough frijj milkshake.
Hobbies: Going out with friends, shopping and trampolining.