Alicia Coutts: ‘It sucks the life out of everybody around you; it is pure evil’


I was six months old when my dad was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Being so young and seeing my dad go through his fight with cancer was hard to really understand.

He passed away on the day of my first ever swimming carnival. I was just seven years old.

My mum said I wasn’t going and I said to her, “But I have to go, I have to swim for my dad”. So I went — my grandparents took me.


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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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