Swimming: the worst job in the sporting world

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It is actually pretty amazing there is not more former Olympic swimmers snorting coke and ice and Stilnox because if there is a sport tailor-made for producing sociopaths and depressives, it has got to be swimming.

Imagine spending endless hours staring at the bottom of a pool, gulping chlorinated water, churning out 20 kilometres while you obsess about the shitty comment your girlfriend made the night before and the fact every person your age’s idea of a good time doesn’t involve a stopwatch and Laurie Lawrence.

Then you get up the next day at 4am and do it all again. For decades.

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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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