At the tender age of 16, Queen’s College pupil Rebecca Wilde has already achieved spectacular success in swimming by winning over 300 medals – and she plans on winning a lot more!
The medals that Rebecca is most proud of are for success in The Nationals, UK School Games, English Schools and Southern Zonals. Said Rebecca, “I am particularly motivated by events that attract the strongest competitors and ones that I have to compete the most fiercely for.
My short term goals are to qualify for the Commonwealth Games and to achieve success in the National Events - my
ultimate goal is to go to the Olympics, but there's a long way to go before that!”
Rebecca attributes her success to a passion for swimming combined with healthy eating and positive mental preparation. “I try to eat correctly – mostly carbohydrates and alkaline rich foods. On race days I visualise my events in the mornings and just before I compete in order to be psychologically prepared as well as physically ready”.
“Balancing school work can also be challenging, but Queen's College gives me a lot of support and the successes make the sacrifices worth it. I have also learnt to overcome failures and difficulties, such as having Glandular Fever, which made me stronger and more motivated”.
Headmaster, Chris Alcock paid tribute to Rebecca’s remarkable accomplishments. “To achieve this level of success is outstanding and reflects Rebecca’s ambition, drive and determination to compete at international level. We wish her every success”.