SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
April 1, 2020—
Olympic marathon champion Sharon van Rouwendaal is used to going the distance in pool, rivers, lake, sea and ocean. She trains 90km a week. This coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic season is different and we find the Montpellier-based Dutch ace in her backyard on a rope pacing herself standing still in a paddling pool. No – it’s not an April Fool’s joke. Containment measures the world over have forced pools and swim programs to close down. Sharon Van Rouwendaal, like most others, are confined to keeping fit with dryland exercise but she doesn’t want to lose the feel of the water. At the ...