Eliza to swim in the US after national success

BEST YET: Eliza Ham with her haul of five silver medals and two bronze after the National Age Championships in Adelaide in April.

SIXTEEN year old swim sensation Eliza Ham’s career continues to go from strength to strength, with the former Wangaratta Swimming Club prodigy enjoying her strongest performance yet at the recent National Age Championships in Adelaide, where she collected five silver medals and two bronze.

Today she departs our shores to travel to the USA as part of the Victorian Institute of Sport team that will compete at two events in California over 16 days.

Before she left Eliza took some time out to chat to Wangaratta Chronicle journalist Scott Anderson about her achievements so far in 2013.

Scott Anderson: Last time I spoke to you we chatted about everything that had taken place over 2012 and how far you had come. Outside of the National Age Championships, tell me what you have been doing so far in 2013.
Eliza Ham: I have continued to train and race up to Age and Open Nationals. I have had a little break and when I return I will concentrate on the short course season.

SA: What has your training load been like this year? Have you noticed improvements in your swimming?
EH: Training nine times a week, all two hour swim sessions plus three one-hour gym sessions leading up to Age and Open Nationals. My training sessions have not increased but the intensity of training has. I have improved in my freestyle and a little in my breaststroke.

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