Growing up alongside Ariarne Titmus, Freya Jetson knew she was destined for big things.
Watching her former training partner and competitor fulfill her destiny of becoming an Olympic gold medallist was something Jetson described as "super surreal".
"I was Facetiming one of my friends in Brisbane who also swam with Arnie and I was watching it with my family," she said.
"It was super surreal to see her finally fulfill her childhood dream, something that she's been talking about since she was about 10 years old.
"I sent her a message and just said 'just enjoy yourself, look after yourself and I can't wait to see you when you get home' because I know she'll be just focused on her next race."
The pair started racing against each other when they were eight, joined Launceston Aquatic Club at 10 and came up through Tasmania's ranks before moving to Queensland.
Initially training at different clubs, Titmus joined St Peters Western in 2016 before Jetson did the following year, describing the time spent together as "a privilege".
"She's trained hard her whole life, I don't think there's ever been a training session I recall that she hasn't been putting in 110 per cent.
"Even from a young age, you could see she's someone who is so driven and so determined, she just has this insane passion for swimming.
"Seeing that from a 10-year-old, all the way through school, she never lost that passion.
"From day dot, she said that she was going to make it to the Olympics and she's proved all the people wrong who doubted her."
The duo grew up watching and looking up to Katie Ledecky, who is now seen to be Titmus' greatest rival and the athlete she edged out to take home Tasmania's first-ever individual Olympics gold medal.
While injury drew curtains on Jetson's swimming career prematurely in 2018, the 20-year-old is studying journalism and communications at the University of Queensland, allowing her to continue loving the sport she grew up with.
"It's been really special through that to still be able to have an interest in the sport and still be a part of it in some aspects.
"In that sense, I remember a conversation with myself, Arnie and our coach in about 2013-2014 and he said to us 'you both could make Tokyo'.
"Even though I haven't been able to fulfill that, it's so special to see her do it and feel as though I'm a part of the journey in some sense."
The pair have always been linked, with their mothers attending the same school and being friends growing up.
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The Titmus family also looked after Jetson at times in Queensland while her parents remained in Tasmania, so there's not many people who would be better judges of the gold medallist's character.
"She's actually really funny away from the media.
"Every time I catch up with her she's super chill, super relaxed, we always have a good laugh and she's down to earth.
"I think because it hasn't been a goal of hers to become famous through swimming, she'll just be the same person she was.
"She's always been down to earth, even she was 10 years old it was her dream to make the Olympics while meeting Justin Bieber came in a close second.
"Every time an Olympian came to Tassie to do a clinic, we would always encourage her to ask them a different question about Justin Bieber - which she would."
Titmus' quest for another gold medal continues on Wednesday after going through Tuesday's 200m freestyle semi-final with the fastest time ahead of Ledecky, who was in the other race.