Athlete bios

Meet the Australian athletes who proudly wear A3 Performance swimwear:

Myles Bailey

Kara Svenson

Nicholas Brown

Mia O’Leary

Emma Rose Jeffcoat

Abbey Webb

Rowie Webster

Jacinta Essam

 
 

Name: Myles Bailey

Nickname: Fish


Top 3 career highlights:

1. Winning double GOLD at National Age 2016 in 100 & 200 Backstroke

2. Winning GOLD at National Age 2015 in 100 Backstroke

3. Winning BRONZE at National Age 2013 in 200 Backstroke (First Nationals)


Sporting idol:
Mitch Larkin


Ultimate goal:
Representing Australia at 2020 Olympics


Favourite quote:
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill


Why you’d recommend A3 Performance swimwear:

The Legend Jammer is sleek and it looks and feels good in the water.

 
 

Name: Kara Svenson


Top 3 career highlights:

1. Representing Australia at the 2016 Oceania Swimming Championships

2. Medaling at Oceania Championships

3. My 2 gold medals for at Age Nationals (2015,2016) for 200m Butterfly


Sporting idol:
Mary T Meagher


Ultimate goal:
To make the Australian Olympic Team and medal


Favourite quote:
“Be strong when you are weak, Brave when you are scared, and Humble when you are Victorious

Why you’d recommend A3 Performance swimwear:

I love the design of the suits & they feel awesome when racing

Name: Nicholas Brown

Nickname: Browny


Top 3 career highlights:

1. Competing at the Youth Olympics

2. Competing at the World University Games

3. Racing 2016 World Cup Legs in Europe


Sporting idol:
Ian Thorpe, Harry Kane


Ultimate goal:
To represent Australia at the Olympic Games


Favourite quote:
“You’ve got to risk it to get the biscuit”

 

 

Why you’d recommend A3 Performance swimwear:

I love how I feel in the water whilst wearing A3 Legend Jammers, they are the best Jammers I’ve ever worn.

Name: Mia O’Leary

Nickname: Mamma Mia


Top 3 career highlights:

1. Winning Gold at the Australian Age Nationals in the 50 free (25.84)

2. Breaking 5 SEASAC (South East Asian Student Activities Conference) records

3. Being a part of two national age record breaking relay teams in the 4x100 free and 4x100 medley 2018


Sporting idol:
Serena Williams


Ultimate goal:
To have a fun and fulfilling career


Favourite quote:
“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” – Muhammad Ali

 

 

Why you’d recommend A3 Performance swimwear:

Not only does the race suit make you faster, it gives you a free moving and floating feeling in the water and it’s definitely easier than most brands to get into.

Name: Rowie Webster

Nickname: Casper, Puddy


Top 3 career highlights:

1. Olympic Bronze Medal London 2012

2. Fina Top 3 player in the World 2013/2014

3. Senior Women’s Olympic Vice Captain Rio 2016


Sporting idol:
Serena Williams, Michael Jordan


Ultimate goal:
Captaining Australia to Olympic Gold in Tokyo 2020


Favourite quote:
“Hard work will always trump talent”

 

Why you’d recommend A3 Performance swimwear:

A3 Performance goggles have changed my swim training experience. Comfort, style and anti fog lenses make the hardest of sessions just that little bit more achievable.

Name: Abbey Webb

Nickname:


Top 3 career highlights:

1. Youth Olympics

2. Jr Pan Pacs

3. National Gold Medalist


Sporting idol:
Emma McKeon


Ultimate goal:
To make an Australian open team


Favourite quote:
“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better”

 

 

Why you’d recommend A3 Performance swimwear:

Great design, quality and comfort

Name: Emma Rose Jeffcoat

Nickname: : Em. (boring I know, but it’s a good name for Triathlon)


Top 3 career highlights:

1. WTS Gold Coast & 2018 Commonwealth Games Test (My WTS debut)

2. Winning my first Oceania Continental & Australian National Elite Title in Devonport 2017

3. 4th at Mooloolaba World Cup 2017


Sporting idol:
Gwen Jorgensen (2016 Rio Olympic Gold Medalist- Triathlon & training partner)


Ultimate goal:
2017 Goal is to podium at the U/23 World Championships and Make the 2018 Australian Comm Games Team. Ultimate goal is to represent Australia at the Olympic Games & step on that podium!!


Favourite quote:
Dare to Dream!!

 

Why you’d recommend A3 Performance swimwear:

Because as an elite athlete you want to maximise the hard work you do in training & A3 Performance swimwear, kit & innovative pool gear enables me to do just this, in comfort & style! Helping me make It out of the swim in the front pack every race

Name: Jacinta Essam

Nickname: JJ


Top 3 career highlights:

1. Selection on Jr Pan Pacs

2. 4 Years of medaling in my pet event at Age Nationals - 400 IM

3. Age National Gold Medalist


Sporting idol:
Katie Ledecky


Ultimate goal:
To make an Australian open team


Favourite quote:
“It’s your decisions not your conditions that determine your destiny.”

 

 

Why you’d recommend A3 Performance swimwear:

They are my favourite racesuit as they fit my swimmer’s shoulders and they’re comfy for distance!