NAME: Alicia Blagg
AGE: 19
HOMETOWN: Woodlesford
SOCIAL HANDLES: @aliciablagg @aliciablagg

What does a typical day of training consist of?
I usually wake up around 7am, have breakfast and then go to training for 8am – 1 hour of dry-land training including cardio, abs, somersaults and stretching, then in the pool for 1 hour. After that I have meetings with our team psychologist, lifestyle coach or nutritionalist or go back home, have some food, rest and do some school work. Then I go back to the pool at 2pm and do it all over again!

Do you have any pre-competition rituals? 
I just listen to music and get in the zone.

What’s your proudest achievement? 
Qualifying for London 2012 Olympics and also winning the 3m synchro at the Commonwealth Games with Rebecca Gallantree.

What’s on your sporting calendar this summer?
The Olympic Games are the main focus for me. My synchro partner and I just got back from Rio where we won Team GB a synchro spot at the Olympics. Hopefully we can make that spot our own at the British Olympic Trials in June.

Where’s the best place your sport has taken you?
My favourite place has to be India. It was one of the first trips for me, for the Commonwealth Games. It is a beautiful place and just a really special trip.

What’s been your biggest set back and how did you overcome it?
When I broke my wrist in 2013… it set me back for five months and over the past two years I’ve still had bad problems with it. I had to have six injections to try stop the pain, and many months out of the pool. Now it’s a lot better and things have started to look up! I’ve worked on my upper body strength, and my coach and physios have helped me deal with everything a lot better.

Who was your childhood hero? 
Rob Burrows (Leeds Rhinos rugby player)

What’s your worst habit? 
Eating too much food.

Who would be your number one dinner party guest? 
Drake.

What did you want to be when you grew up? 
Physiotherapist.

Describe yourself in three words.
Caring, funny, dopey.