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BSC17 - 9 Days To Go With Emily Ford

12 April 2017

Emily Ford

We're in the single digits in the countdown to the British Championships #funkettes! As things get serious, we thought it was the perfect time to take a moment to get to know F-Teamer Emily Ford a bit better.

Events entered at British Champs?
50m butterfly

Target for the meet?
To try and make a final.

Do you have any superstitions or pre-race rituals?
Behind the blocks I look down the pool, put my hands on my hips, shake my legs and take a deep breath to get in the zone.

What's your go-to taper time TV series?
The Vampire Diaries.

What's the best race day breakfast?
Porridge with berries.

What food do you prefer to eat the night before a big race?
Preferably a pasta dish.

Favourite taper swimming set?
Doing race practice broken swims and seeing how fast I can go, having the feeling that all the work has paid off.

Favourite pool you've ever raced in?
London Aquatics Centre

What do you do to relax during taper?
Sleep and watch TV.

Favourite cheat meal or treat?
Chocolate.

Who's your sporting hero and why do they inspire you?
Michael Phelps because he has a great training and work ethic which makes him the greatest Olympian.

If you could race against any swimmer in the world, past or present, who would it be and why?
Michael Phelps because I have grown up with him being an inspiration.

Favourite dance move?
I don't really have a favourite dance move, I just like to dance.

Millionaires shortbread or ice cream?
Ice cream.

Lane Leader or back of the pack?
Lane leader.

PJs or onesie?
PJs

Biggest pet peeve?
Getting hair wrapped around your hands while swimming.

We wish Emily and all of our F-Team the best of luck in the final leg toward BSC17!! Why not follow Emily and her training by following @emily_23_ or see more of our UK F-Team by following @funkita_uk!

Emily Ford

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