Interview with Paralympian Emma Cattle
Emma’s first major international competition was the 2006 World Swimming Championships, where she just missed out on the medals, finishing 4th in 200m IM and 5th in 100m backstroke.
My name is Emma Cattle and my sport is swimming.
Q How did you get into Swimming?
A My cousins started swimming and they asked me to go, and I went along for a trial, and I really enjoyed it.
Q What do you enjoy most about it?
A Its the commitment and meeting new people.
Q What does a typical day in your sport involve?
A Getting up at 4.30 in the pool for quarter past 5, training for 2 and a quarter hours, going back home and going to the gym, then training again in the evening.
Q How do you relax when you are not training or competing?
A Sleeping! On the internet or just reading a book really.
Q What do you hope to achieve in your sport in the future?
A I'd like to say I'd like to go to the paralympics. Other than that I don't really know because I haven't experienced anything of that yet.
Q What advice would you give to someone who wants to take up swimming?
A If you really enjoy it, keep up the commitment, don't give in because you haven't got very far - you never know it might happen.
Q What have you got out of this trip to Macau?
A Just the culture and seeing the way how they live, and how it is.