tomboydeborah said: Hi - I just found your blog. I just finished high school and I'm currently on withdrawal from swimming. My season ended in May and I haven't done anything competitive-swimming related since. Fortunately, my coach gave me a job working at her summer camp teaching special needs kids to swim. Anyway - getting to my point - with you being 18, 1) are you currently/planning to attend University and 2) will you continue to swim during Uni?
Hey there anon!
1) Yes I do go university, I attend University of Queensland in Australia. I study a science degree with a biochemistry and molecular biology major.
2) At first it was a bit difficult to manage swimming and uni, but it gets a lot easier once you’re into the uni routine. With Australian universities you only attend six months a year part time, so I have the other six months to knuckle down with my swimming.
With all that being said, it just comes down to whether you want to keep swimming. I know that I’m not going to make a career out of swimming, so the moment is clashes with my uni I put it on hold. But I completely vouch for the competitive swimming urge, it can be a lot to deal with, but I promise you’ll find your feet and it’ll all pan out as you want it