Ruby is our South Island Swimfluender for the upcoming season! Ruby has been hooked on swimming since 5 months old and has been swimming competitively since she was 7 years old so she really knows her stuff.
|How long have you been swimming?||I was first introduced to swimming at 5 months old and ever since I have been hooked. I have been swimming competitively for almost 14 years, I started when I was 7 years old.|
|Whats your favourite event in the series?||My favorite event in the series would have to be Wellington – Interislander Swim the Lighthouse.|
|Why that one?||Wellington is home for me (I currently live in Dunedin), but it was also the location of my very first ocean swim series event where I competed in the 1km event and won overall female.|
|What is your favourite pre-race snack?||My favorite pre-race snack would have to be baby food. Kind of a weird pre-race snack but it quick and easy to digest, but also tastes pretty good too.|
|What song is on your raceday music playlist?||My race day music mainly consists of hype, upbeat songs that I can have a sing along too. Justin Bieber is a definite feature on the playlist.|
|What do you hope to achieve by becoming a swimfluencer?||By being a swimfluencer I hope encourage people from all backgrounds to give it ago and influence them to enter more than one event.|
|If you had ONE PIECE of advice for a new ocean swimmer - what would it be?||One piece of advice – give it a go & just do it! Whether it be a short swim or taking the punt at the longer swims, it’s a sport / event that you’ll remember forever, create some many amazing memories, meet so many awesome people and visit some epic places around New Zealand.|