Brianna Throssell is a chance to snare an Olympic medal after finishing fourth in the 200m butterfly at the 2015 World Championships
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21 Apr 2016 - 8:25 AM  UPDATED 21 Apr 2016 - 8:30 AM

Rising Australian swim star Brianna Throssell will feel like a fish out of water at this year's Rio Olympics - but she's well prepared for the experience.

Throssell shocked even herself by finishing fourth in the 200m butterfly at last year's World Championships in Russia.

After booking her spot for Rio with a personal best time at last week's selection trials in Adelaide, Throssell now has the chance to take home an Olympic medal.

The 20-year-old is trying to prepare herself as best she can for her Olympics debut.

And although her finest work will be done in the pool, Throssell has also been working on her walking stamina to help her adapt to life in the athletes' village.

"I've never really been in a village situation where you walk everywhere," Throssell said.

"Being a swimmer, we're water-based animals.

"But we should get used to walking everywhere, so when we get to Rio, we're not going to be shocked by having to walk 10km a day."

The yoga will probably help too...

And the paddle boarding...

And this?!