It has not been easy to admit to myself I cannot do what I once did. Exercise was an important part of my daily life. My background has been very much sport orientated. I lived and breathed sport. It all started when I was very young. I was a gymnast and a swimmer. I did win two gold medals in Gymnastics before I made the decision to take swimming up as my full-time sport.
In between swimming and gymnastic I did compete in the English Schools Athletic Association Competition. Winning Silver in the long jump and Bronze in the Throwing.
I then moved onto swimming full time. In my swimming career I would train up to six times a week, two hours a day. Four days out of the six. I would train with Taunton Deane Swimming Club. The remaining two days of the week. I trained at Millfield’s fifty meter pool. With a club named “Fast”. I did spend many weekends travelling the country competing in Swimming Galas. I would get home from school, do my homework, then it would be time to go training. Lets just say I didn’t have very much leisure time. Over my swimming career I did accumulate many trophies, flags and medals. Below are pictures of just some of them…