Tayla Halliday




Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club



Tayla Halliday

How do you stay motivated and push yourself in training?

The best way for me to stay motivated is to have long term and short term goals. Goal that I want to achieve at training each day/week and goals that I want to achieve that season or in years to come.

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 try to stay quite relaxed on race day so I spend a lot of time with my sister doing both my pre race routine of stretching/activation and warm up while also doing other random things to get my mind of racing.

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

I won my first individual state medal in the 2km ocean swim at State Endurance in U14's and it was a huge moment of realisation for me. I worked a lot harder that pre-season than any other season prior so I was able to learn and understand that hard work pays off. Since then, I have tried to ensure everything I do is at my best and that if you leave no-stone unturned you can start every race knowing you have done everything you could to prepare the best you could.

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?

Finishing on the podium for the first time in the Iron Series was a big moment for me. It was certainly a point I realised I was good enough to be racing those girls and racing up the front of open races.

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

Some things I love are coffee, bike riding, travelling and spending time with my friends and family. Pretty basic but I love simple things.  

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

1. Weapons.

2. Brazilia's 1pc.

3. Jacquard Towel

Tayla Halliday Wear

Weapon Goggle - Army
$35.00 AUD
Brazilia Edge 1pc - G08
$90.00 AUD
Jacquard Towel - Engine Logo - Blue
$70.00 AUD