Exclusive: 30 Questions in 3 Minutes with David Carry
Double Commonwealth gold medallist David Carry is currently on a quest to secure a place on his second Olympic team, seeking qualification at the British Gas ASA National Championships in Sheffield next month. There are currently spots available in both the 200 metres and his favoured 400 metres freestyle. 2012 will also be a big year for David as he gets married in September to open water golden girl Keri-Anne Payne.
David, who has also won medals at European and World championships took time out of his busy schedule for Total Swimming to answer 30 questions in 3 minutes.
Dogs or Cats? Dogs
Movie or a Meal? Meal
Football or Rugby? Football
Shaven or Unshaven? Shaven
Speedo or Arena? Speedo
Ice Cream or Apple Pie? Apple Pie
Cereal or Toast? Toast
Weights or Swimming? Swimming
Skiing or Beach? Skiing
World Record or Olympic Medal? Olympic Medal
Back or Breast? Back
Redgrave or Beckham? Redgrave
Beyonce or Rihanna? Beyonce
Curry or Chinese? Curry
Action or Rom Com? Action
Chocolate or Crisps? Chocolate
Duran Duran or Oasis? Oasis
City or United? United
iPhone or Blackberry? iPhone
4x4 or Convertible? 4x4
Batman or Superman? Batman
What one or two things do you currently do in your training that are the keys to your success?
'Love what I do and surround myself with positive people!'
What does 2012 mean to you?
'2012 is an incredibly exciting year with two huge events... Olympics and my wedding!!'
How do you set your goals?
'I always try to make my goals as specific and time limited as possible, but more than anything something that excites me and drives me every day.'
What is your diet like?
'I'm lucky to live with a fantastic chef (Keri-Anne). She's incredibly good at cooking, never afraid to try new things but it usually has a healthy twist to it! '
What made you the best medley swimmer in the country?
'When I was the best 400IM swimmer in the country - I no longer do that event, I found that practising the areas that I wasn't good at made a huge difference. I like the saying "amateurs practice until they get it right; pros practice until they don't get it wrong"'
Have you experienced a breakthrough, and if so, what led to it?
'I've experienced a few throughout my career, but it was only ever after a disappointment and a huge amount of hard work. I see setbacks as motivation to get it right the next time!'
What was the best advice you were ever given?
'Enjoy it! So important.'
Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by?
'There are no short cuts. Hard work, determination and support is the only route.'
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
'I'm inspired by the realisation that I'm very fortunate to be able to do something that I love doing, and performing it at a high level.'
The British Gas ASA National Championships takes place at Ponds Gorge in Sheffield from 20th - 23rd June.