How swimming turned my life around: Grant Hackett


If someone had told me six years ago that I would be physically and mentally preparing myself to embark on any sort of competitive swimming program, I would have said “not a chance in the world” and walked away laughing. 
It’s fair to say life has had many twists and turns in the last four or five years. The difficulties following my marriage breakdown and acrimonious divorce were laid bare for all to see. I was in and out of the news, sometimes for the wrong reasons. I can’t change the past but I can certainly learn from it and hope to be defined by my actions.

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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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