Tyler Martin - Water polo
Hi, my name is Tyler Martin
I am passionate about Education because it provides you with options as you progress through your life.
Sport: Water Polo
Lives: Sydney, Australia
Olympic Games: Rio 2016
Olympic Results: Missed our on Quarter Finals
Primary School: Drummoyne Public School
High School: North Sydney Boys High School
Favourite subject: English
Favourite memory from school: Playing soccer with all my friends with a tennis ball at every recess and lunch in primary school. We are still best friends (around 10 of us) to this day
Childhood ambition: Soccer player for Tottenham Hotspur
Favourite toy growing up: Rugby Ball
Favourite gadget: iPhone
Best holiday: Camping on Fraser Island
Band/music/song you love INXS
Favourite food: Anything Italian
Earliest memory: Almost drowning in backyard pool and being saved by my Grandpa
Role model / idol: Steve Waugh
Interests other than sport: Business
Football team: Wests Tigers
Sportsmanship means …. Always shaking hands after the game – what happens on the field/in the pool, stays there
A BIT MORE:
What is one of your greatest memories from the Olympic Games?
The first game against Brazil was unbelievable. The crowd were whistling and booing for our entire attacks and the atmosphere was incredible. Also the Closing Ceremony was unforgettable.
How did you come to participate in your chosen sport? How old were you?
I was 12 and followed some friends to a junior development clinic at Drummoyne and loved it ever since.
What is the importance of sport for you in your life?
I haven’t yet retired but the balance between my sport specific training, external training (running, pilates) and nutrition is extremely important. I spend a lot of time in nature (the beach and the wilderness) so this adds to the mix.
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