Yaralla Sports Star, Patrick Crowe, 15.
Yaralla Sports Star, Patrick Crowe, 15. Christopher Chan GLA080313STAR

Yaralla Sports Star nominee Crowe keen to make a splash

BUDDING athlete Patrick Crowe, 15, has been named the first Yaralla Sports Star for 2013. Crowe is involved in swimming, AFL and rugby league.

Q&A

Name: Patrick Crowe

Age: 15

Sport: Swimming, Aussie rules and rugby league.

How did you get into the sport?

From a young age I loved to be in the water or running around with my brothers, these activities with my family made me start the sports I am competing and playing in today.

How much time does it consume in your life?

My sport consumes most of my time out of school every morning and three afternoons a week but on weekends and other afternoons I still train. This doesn't leave anytime for a part time job and only a little for my social life.

Who do you admire or aspire to be like in your sporting field?

Ian Thorpe was my major role model when I was younger and when he was still swimming he showed me what could be accomplished if I put my mind and body to something.

What's your goal for 2013?

My goal for 2013 is to make a national final and do personal bests in the process.

What is the most challenging aspect about your sport?

The most challenging part of my sport is the training and the other competitors. Your always improving and so are they so it's whoever train the hardest in the end.

What do you enjoy most about it?

I enjoy swimming because of the great people around me and the challenge I get every time I get in the water, I also love the feeling of being fit and healthy.

What's been your biggest highlight?

The biggest highlight was getting my first state medal in February for the 50m backstroke.

YOUNG TALENT: Yaralla Sports Star, Patrick Crowe, 15.
YOUNG TALENT: Yaralla Sports Star, Patrick Crowe, 15. Christopher Chan GLASTAR