Elle Richardson




Sunshine Coast Grammar and Alex SLSC


Swim and SLS

Elle Richardson

How do you stay motivated and push yourself in training?

I stay motivated in training by setting specific goals that can be broken down into smaller steps for each session, and by varying my routine to keep things exciting. Having an amazing and supportive training group has helped me improve my mindset towards training so that everyone can support each other. I also try to remind myself of the positive outcomes that come from working hard.

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 tend to get really nervous before competing so listening to music and being completely organised before a race is my way of focusing.

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

A really memorable moment for me was winning an Aussie gold in the swim teams in 2022. Our team was made up of 3 of my closest training partners and it was really exciting for all of us to achieve that together.

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?

I’m most proud of receiving a gold at Aussies in the Ironwoman in 2022. After dealing with an injury soon after it has inspired me to continue through the rehab to get back to the feeling this process and result gave me.

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

Having a lot of my friends as training partners makes it so much easier to have this balance, but I try to set aside time whenever I can. Saying this, time management isn’t really my strongest point.

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

1. Santorini's- my go to for training.

2. Backpack Pro- so spacious for everything I need for both surf and pool training.

3. Deck Parka- perfect for winter competitions.

Elle Richardson Wear

Santorini 1pc - Bold Logo - G10
$90.00 AUD
Backpack Pro - Army
$105.00 AUD
Deck Parka - Stadium - 2XS
$225.00 AUD