Brittany O’Brien is an Olympic diver who competed for Australia in Rio Olympics 2016, as well as the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in 2018.

What role has the NSWIS played in your success?

If it weren't for NSWIS I would never have made it as far as I have today. The amazing NSWIS diving program and also the world class gym facilities/staff all played a vital part in my success so far.

How do you find your Strength Within?

I just use the passion and drive I have for my sport and find my strength from there. I think about all the hours I put into training and how it will all be worth it.

What has been your proudest moment in your sport?

Being nominated on the Rio 2016 Team, because it made me realise I did in fact have what it takes to be a top athlete. It's made me more confident in my abilities and I'm so excited to show the world what I can do.

What is the worst thing about being an elite athlete?

Finding the energy for other things like work and uni, I'm always so exhausted from training it's sometimes hard to be motivated for other things.

What is the best thing about being an elite athlete?

Getting to travel the world doing what you love, meeting amazing people along the way.