Brisbane-based Seebohm was devastated after her long-time coach Matt Brown relocated to Melbourne a year ago.
Then she dislocated her knee 10 weeks out from the 2015 world titles while riding a horse
She dug deep to become the first woman to claim the 100m-200m backstroke double at a world titles in 42 years at Russia in 2015
"Last year it was tough," Seebohm said.
"It was tough to get to worlds but I think it showed how tough I can be."
Seebohm reckons she is ready to show that resilience again at the Rio trials after her preparation was almost derailed by illness
"I had that illness which was a disruption to me but maybe that's what works because then I can be like 'now I need to train harder to get to that next step'"