Feel like you could use a boost in the work-life balance department? Perth’s very own Olympic prodigy, Brianna Throssell, may serve as an inspiration. The 19-year-old, who was recently dubbed “WA Swimmer of the Year”, is taking up physiotherapy and getting a pre-medicine certificate at Notre Dame University. She does all these while training for (and excelling at) prestigious athletic meets.
Throssell has been made Australia’s representative to the 200-metre butterfly event at the World Championships in Russia. What’s even more admirable about her is that she neither limits her goals nor devotes her life entirely to swimming. She talks of the sport as her passion but further declares that it’s the “pool of life” she plans to take a dive in and conquer.