Alyssa Bailey

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Club

BMD Northcliffe & QAS

Discipline

Ski and Sprint Kayaking

Alyssa Bailey

How do you stay motivated and push yourself in training?

Do your sport because you love it as it makes you want to be there. However to stay motivated I set a bunch of short term goals that can be achievable. This allows me to go into every session with intent.

Many athletes have pre-game rituals that help them get into the zone. What are some of your personal pre-game rituals or routines that you believe help you get in the zone before hitting the beach or pool?

I like to talk to friends to keep me quite relaxed and calm leading up to the races. However, before racing I like to put my headphones on, listen to music and use imagery to focus on how I am going to execute the first few strokes.

Reflecting on your career so far, what would you consider as the most memorable or defining moment?

Coming away with a third at world championships earlier this year as well as a 4th.

Are there any specific achievements or milestones that you are particularly proud of and that you feel have significantly impacted your journey as an athlete?

Definitely winning the U17 ski at Aussies 2022. I severely injured my knee the year before and Aussies was my first race back. I ended up winning it which made me proud of all the rehab and setbacks I faced to get back on the start line and race!

Beyond your athletic pursuits, do you have any hobbies or passions that might surprise people?

I study a Bachelor of Commerce full time at Bond Uni.

How do you balance your intense training and competition schedule with personal interests outside of your sport?

Try and find a balance which is right for you. I make heaps of sacrifices to do sport however they are all choices I make. I try and remind myself I am still young and have many years in sport so take opportunities whilst they last.

What are your top 3 ENGINE products (either for racing or training)?

  1. The Santorini one pieces for training. They are super comfy and the perfect one piece for training.
  2. The Shredskin racer one-piece for racing. They are slightly more compressive which makes them perfect.
  3. The Weapon goggles are perfect for racing and training.

Alyssa Bailey Wear

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Weapon Goggle - Army
$35.00 AUD
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G10
G12
L06
L08
L10
L12
Santorini 1pc - Bold Logo - G10
$90.00 AUD
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3XS
2XS
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Shredskin Racer 1pc - 2XS
$95.00 AUD