Laurie sits down to talk with Brooke Hanson OAM, Olympian and AUSTSWIM Ambassador.
Brooke talks about her journey in swimming. From missing the 1996 and 2000 Olympic games through to her success in the following Olympics. As well as what were the important lessons she has learnt through her mixture of disappointments and success!
What was it that drove Brooke to continue on with her Olympic dream. And what inspired her to never give up until she made her dreams come true.
Brooke talks about why her role as AUSTSWIM Ambassador it is important to her and the near drowning’s she experienced as a child and the role her family plays in her love of swimming and drowning prevention. In 1983, at the age of four, and after two almost tragic events involving water, Brooke learned to swim through the legendary Olympian and internationally acclaimed coach Terry Gathercole at his Killarney Heights Swim Centre in NSW.
Brooke talks about her move to the Gold Coast with her family and how being part of the lead up to the Commonwealth Games through her new city.
Watch this short video of Laurie talking with Brooke Hanson
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