'Inspire a Generation'

After the London 2012 Olympics, I sat in the athlete’s village in our apartment and wondered what would come next for me. It was a tough question to ask. For me, swimming had been my life. From learning how to swim when I was 3, to winning 4 Olympic medals, I wondered how I could carry on my love for swimming after all those years of competing. I looked around and saw ‘inspire a generation’ on all the posters as the Olympic motto. Most people would have only seen the Olympic medals being won and been unaware of the hard struggles that existed and still exist at grassroots levels. It was scary to learn that over 1 million children leave primary school unable to swim. This, I found completely frightening.
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