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Hip and Healthy talks to the Team GB Olympic medalist about her health, beauty regime and love of hit US show “Friends”

My Day
I get up at 5:15 and start the day with a small bowl of cereal before heading out to the pool for two hours of swimming training. I then come back home for a second bowl of cereal, something like Weetabix. Lunch is something easy like a sandwich or a salad – nothing to heavy. I then spend the afternoon doing normal chores like washing clothes. 5-7pm is spent back in the pool followed by an evening meal at home of something easy and well-balanced. My meals always contain veg, meat and carbs, and often mum will come and cook for me when I am exhausted. I steer clear of take-aways and overly fatty food but otherwise I am very relaxed about what I eat.

My Inspiration
My passion for swimming was ignited by family swimming trips with my two sisters. This also instilled a competitiveness in me as I was determined to beat them even though I was the youngest. I wanted to just be able to do what they were able to do and then I wanted to do it better.

My Family
My family are so supportive of my swimming. They always have been which is so essential for athletes and it definitely helps me go that extra mile in my abilities.

My Relax Time
I am often very tired at the end of the day. To relax I just watch TV, often Friends – I have watched each episode of Friends at least five times. It helps me to completely switch off.

My Weekends
Weekends are spent doing completely normal things like going home for a Sunday roast cooked by mum.

My Beauty Regime
Moisturiser is absolutely essential to swimmers. I can’t live without it. My favourite at the moment is Liz Earle, in fact I love all their products.

Becky is sponsored by Speedo. Check out their website for Speedo swimming events that are taking place all over the country. Get involved. www.speedo.co.uk

Next week we chat to open-water swimmer and Olympic athlete Keri-Anne Payne…

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