Thomas Raymond | Sport2018
I started learning to swim when I was about three or four years old and to be fair I can’t remember much of it except how to swim, several years later When I was fourteen My coach talked me into training from twice a week to ten times a week. This is when I started swimming competitively and qualified for my first National Age Group Champs in the 400m Freestyle and my swimming career has taken off from there. Going from training twice a week to ten times a week has really taught me something about dedication and hard work, as that transition is easily one of the hardest things I have ever done, and qualifying for my first Nationals showed me that hard work really paid off. I have tried to keep up this level of intensity in training along with the dedication I’ve learnt to keep pushing myself and challenging myself to swim faster. This year I moved to Hamilton to study a BMS at the University of Waikato and started training at St Peter’s Swimming club in Cambridge where I really enjoy the atmosphere the comes with being in the senior training squad.
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