Posted on Monday 11th May, 2020

Swimmer Profile – Emma Maxwell

Congratulations to Emma Maxwell, our newly elected Director of Risk Management.

Emma has been an active member of QUQ University of Queensland Masters since 2015 and has attended many swim meets in this time. Emma has been a committed and enthusiastic member of the working group, which planned, organised and ran QUQ’s highly successful masters’ Sprint and Relay Meet for the past three years. Emma also completed the lengthy risk assessment that was required by UQ sport in order for the meet to proceed at their facilities. Outside of swimming, Emma worked for over 6 years in a scientific laboratory where safety was of paramount importance. She is familiar with the need for stringent safely protocols and procedures and for these to be regularly reviewed and updated. Emma is dedicated and hardworking, and brings skills and experience that will enable her to make a positive contribution to Masters Swimming Queensland in the role of Director of Risk Management.

Emma at Adelaide Nationals 2019

How did you first become involved with swimming?

I’ve always been involved in swimming ever since I was little kid.

What do you love about swimming?

The camaraderie and the friendships and it keeps me fit!

When did you first join Masters Swimming?

I first joined UQ masters in 2015, although I had previously entered a few masters’ events when I was living in the UK.

Most memorable swimming moment?

Being part of record-breaking UQ Masters relay teams.

Favourite events?

Distance events especially the 800 free and 400 IM. I’m not a sprinter!

How often do you swim, and where?

I swim 6 times a week with the UQ adult squads.

What motivates and inspires you?

My teammates and coaches.

Favourite things? Likes and dislikes?

Outside of swimming I enjoy hiking and travelling. Dislikes – not getting enough sleep!

What would you say to someone who is thinking of becoming a Masters swimmer?

Go for it!