Alicia Coutts: I almost quit swimming

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Australia’s most successful swimmer at the London Olympics, Alicia Coutts, almost quit the sport in the wake of the turbulent Games.

Coutts won five medals in London but says a harsh post-Olympic let-down almost ended her swim career.

“I honestly came back from London and I did go through a bit of a patch where I was like ‘I don’t know if I want to swim any more’,” she told reporters in Adelaide on Wednesday.

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