Tiaan Burger




Nunawading Swimming Club


100,200 free

Tiaan Burger

How do you stay motivated and push yourself in training?

I have the privilege of being very close with my teammates so it's always easy to get to training every day and work hard. When I experience setbacks I focus on getting up and focusing on what I can improve.

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?

Before my race I try to be calm and relaxed and take my mind off of the race until last minute. This helps me to use energy only when i need it and not race the race multiple times in my head.

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

My most memorable moment was winning the 4x50m medley relay at nationals last year with two of my close friends who i knew i won't see around at swimming anymore after the competition.

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 feel like my losses have impacted my journey more than the milestones that I've achieved. By missing out on a couple of goals i set myself last year I was able to come back stronger and faster as I focused on the small things that needed changing.

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

I enjoy listening to music and film photography and from time to time my mates and I like to go out to the city.

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

By separating my sport/life/school interests I am able to make the most out of each of those without compromising the other. for example i don't focus on swimming at school and i don't focus on school at swimming. Both have their dedicated time and place and I have to switch off one when I'm at the other.

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

 1. The Wingskin Bullet race suit.

2. The Backpack Pro

3. The weapon goggles

Tiaan Burger Wear

Weapon Goggle - Army
$35.00 AUD
Backpack Pro - Army
$105.00 AUD
Wingskin Bullet Jammer Male - M18
$350.00 AUD