Having been in swimming really all my life, as it is a family trait and now intensely with Madison since 7 years, I start to think there is more to swimming then just swimming. There is a lot of attitude, correct approach, good coaching and hard work and life-style changes.
Mel Marshall has in my view the perfect approach, I just looked up on her page on the British Swimming website and it says: “Marshall is a firm believer in the romance of sport….”.
Yes quite I totally agree, a swimmer must be in love with swimming to be driven by the sport and change their lifestyle to suit it and get the best results.
It is also very good that Mel was a competitive swimmer herself and knows all the pitfalls of too much and not enough.
I firmly believe that only those swimmers who really love the sport will do best at it.