I love to have all my hard training pay off when I go to compete. I don't always get a personal best but when I do its a fantastic feeling! Last weekend I competed at the Golden Homes Swim Fest at the National Aquatic Centre, an event that invited all levels of competitive swimmers. I got to sit poolside and warm up with the NZ Paralympic Swim team who are made up of World and Paralympic champion swimmers. I think some of their success rubbed off on me because in one of my races - 100 metres backstroke I got a 11 second Personal Best. Bring on the next competition!