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Podcast Special: Retirement

All good things come to an end, or so they say. Good things include, of course, the careers of those at the sharp end of swimming as their time in the pool moves towards its conclusion. It’s a difficult time, one of transition that marks the next significant period in one’s life. In this podcast special, Jemma Lowe, Roberto Pavoni and Ross Davenport join regular contributor Katie Wyld and Lane 4 consultant Rick Cotgreave, who specialises in athlete transitions, to share and discuss their own experiences. There’s also a chance to consider the support available and to ask the question, should there be more?

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Renshaw ready to test mental strength in Budapest

When Molly Renshaw enters the water at the 17th FINA World Championships this weekend, her competitors should expect to face a different GB performer as the Mansfield swimmer believes she has a new-found mental toughness that bodes well for Budapest and beyond. At Renshaw's level, the difference in physical strength and conditioning between the top performers … Continue Reading→

Budapest looms, but Willmott has one eye on 2018

We are only 3 months into 2017 with trials for the major event of the year, the world championships in Budapest looming close on the horizon, but Aimee Willmott already has one eye trained further ahead to 2018 and the commonwealth Games to be held on the Gold coast in Australia. The London based swimmer, sponsored by Funkita, has been picked as one of the inaugural cohort of Team England athlete ambassadors and in that role, will be inputting to the preparation and planning for the trip down under next March.

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