Maya Zunker




Griffith University Swimming


Pool Swimming

Maya Zunker

How do you stay motivated and push yourself in training?

Having a great coach and squad helps me to stay motivated as I love turning up ready to work hard each day. Setting small goals along the way helps me to achieve the bigger ones!

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 love getting my nails done before a big competition as it makes me feel like I'm ready to compete and they are a bit of fun. I tend to go through similar routines and enjoy chatting with friends to calm the nerves.

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

My first Age Nationals last year was a really fun and successful meet for me. Overall I loved the experience, had some great racing and came away with 5 medals and lots of PBs. There have been many great memories made along the way, and looking forward to making many more!

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?

There have been many things that have significantly impacted my journey as an athlete. To be honest, most of the shaping has come from overcoming challenges and building resilience after sickness or injury. I believe every time I overcome something I am stronger and more determined than before. The journey may take longer, but it will be worth it!!

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

Eating … I do really love food! I am also a state netball player and have won many QLD state championships.

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

This is something I am always working on. It is certainly challenging, but I try to stay balanced and ensure I get in some good rest between it all. It's definitely important to have a supportive team around you that understands the commitment of being a high level athlete.

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

1. Santorini one piece in every colour!!

2. Bullet goggles (black for racing, pink for training)

3. Hoodie and shorts/blue activewear set. I love both of them and can't choose.

Maya Zunker Wear

Santorini 1pc - Bold Logo - G10
$90.00 AUD
Bullet Goggle - Clear
$55.00 AUD