Zac Stubblety-Cook

Zac is an Australian breaststroke  specialist based out of Queensland.  His list of  accomplishments includes: 
  • NAG Record Holder in the 100 and 200m breaststrokes
  • 10th fastest Australian in the 200m breaststroke in 2015 with a 2:16.77
  • Queensland State Champion
Shoulder surgery limited Zac's performance in 2016, but he has fully recovered and is now training with a new coach and team.
Q&A with Zac Stubblety-Cook
Q: Who is your coach and which team do you compete for?
A: "Vince Raleigh with Chandler"
Q: What is your favorite event?
A: "200m breaststroke"
Q: How many yards per week do you train?
A: "We have been swimming about 60-70kms per week at the moment."
Q: What does an average set look like?
A: "3x100, 2x100, 1x100 SCM breast on 2:00 holding 1:10 for 3, 1:13 for 2, 1:16 for 1
      100 recovery
      2x100, 2x100, 2x100 SCM breast on 2:00 holding 1:10 for 2, 1:13 for 2, 1:16 for 2
      100 recovery
      1x100, 2x100, 3x100 SCM breast on 2:00 holding 1:08 for 1, 1:13 for 2, 1:16 for 3"
Q: What are your goals for next season?
A: "In 2017 I will be aiming for Nationals hoping to make the Junior Worlds Team."
Q: What are your practice goals to help you reach your race goals?
A: "I am continually progressing my stroke.  It is always evolving so I try to be focused on each stroke in practice."
Q: Favorite dryland exercise?
A: "Probably push ups, or maybe chin ups."
Q: Favorite post-workout meal?
A: "Bacon, eggs, spinach, mushrooms, and sweet potato roasties."
Q: How did you get into swimming?
A: "I was terrified of the water until about 4 years old, so I learned to swim just for water safety.  By the time I was 9 I loved swimming and began training seriously.  I made (Queensland) State Championships shortly after, then won state, then qualified for Nationals and won silver (200 breast)."