"To put it into perspective as well, Mum's main dream was literally just being a midwife and a mum, just working part-time as a nurse and being a mum and being able to stay at home, but knowing when we were competing and just how financially draining it is having children that are competitive athletes," Mikaela adds.
The girls reveal that their mother studied hard so she could increase her wages to help the girls get the best possible outcome in their careers.
"That's literally what's been the driving force for her to be studying and trying to up her qualifications, was to help us get to where we were competitive-wise," Mikaela says.
"She definitely is the driving force. I think she's the sole person in our lives who has showed us hard work and dedication. She's always said to us, "Never start something you won't finish." If you start something, you need to give it a hundred and twenty per cent. You don't start something and then think it's really hard and then quit halfway through it. You need to give everything your all, otherwise you wake up when you're older and you won't have anything, because you never saw anything through, just because it got hard," Eliza adds.