Ena Starbuck



What is your biggest accomplishment in your sports?

To achieve the impossible – one always thinks that you as a person will never be able to do it – and to do it, is amazing.


What are keys to your success when it comes to training?

Consistency – not always possible – but I always do my best & when I train. I give 110% of my body & mind.  Training is not a race and therefore you can push your body & mind.


What is your biggest challenge, and what do you do to manage this challenge?

Dark and “unsure” waters.  I manage to block my fear by keeping my eyes on my hands in the water.  Then I concentrate more on my swim stroke than the “unknown” of the water.  BUT - It stays a challenge for me.


What was the best advice you were ever given?

Be yourself. Concentrate on your own goals and achievements.  Each person has their strengths and their short-falls. Yours differ from others.


Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by?

Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a LIFE.


What is your next goal that you would like to achieve?

To participate and complete the 11 Global Sun City this year as it is a non-wetsuit swim.

What do you like and dislike most about your sport?
Like – no LOVE – my friendships with my fellow team-mates. We all support one another and believe in one another.
Dislike – cold water at the gym (he he he)

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