Sarah Collings is a distance swimmer who won international medals for England and Great Britain, before becoming a mother and taking up masters swimming. You can follow her on twitter @SarahLCollings
Here’s more from Sarah..
200m, 400m and 800m FC
What honours or awards have you achieved?
- 1998 Commonwealth Games Bronze Medallist
- 1996, 1999 European Championships Bronze Medallist
- 1997,1999,2000 World Championship finalist
- 1998 World Cup Series Winner
- 1996,1997, 1998, 1999 GB National Champion 800m FC
- 2001 Finalist World University Games
- 1996 Bill Juba Trophy
What do you love about swimming?
It gives me the ability to lose myself in the water.
What are your dreams in swimming (and beyond)?
I partially achieved my dreams, and can no longer achieve those, so am now focusing on whether I can train enough to break some masters records. I dont like to lose!
What is your current goal as a swimmer?
To break European Masters Records in 400m and 800m FC. Eventually I would like to compete in a World or European Masters Event.
What training set do you enjoy most, and why?
NOW -Anything involving distances of 200m and above.
THEN – 10×400!
What are you most proud of (in or out of swimming)?
My 2 daughters!
If you could change one thing (anything), what would it be?
I would have won gold at the commonwealth games, not bronze and I would not have been ill at the Olympic Games in Sydney.
Who do you admire most, and what is it that you admire about them?
Anyone who faces adversity and finds the strength to come through
What are your greatest strengths as a swimmer?
I work very hard in the pool. Always have, always will.
What would your friends / teammates say about you?
I dread to think!
Thank you, Sarah.
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