I get up at 5am and train until 7am. I swim 5km in the morning and go to work from 8am to 3pm. I usually train in the afternoons and swim another 5km. I do eight pool sessions, two gym, one Pilates, one yoga and one cross-training session per week. All up it’s about 35 hours.
Swimming has taught me discipline. Studying taught me time management – to get assignments done by a specific time and manage my sport and professional life as well.
Go into your studies with an open mind. It’s not easy, but enjoy the experience, good and bad. Get something out of it and embrace every opportunity you get. Whether it takes you one, five or 10 years, it is a short space of time, so learn as much as you can while you are there. It will definitely hold you in good stead for the rest of your career.”