Episode 3 features Olympic Synchronized swimmer Jacqueline Simoneau.
Jackie is a very impressive 21 year old who competed at her first Olympics in 2016. A rising star of the national synchro team, Simoneau first joined the team in 2012 when she was still a junior competitor. That year she won a bronze medal in the solo event at the FINA World Junior Championship and since that time she has been ranked consistently among the top 5 solo and duet synchronized swimmers in the world. On May 18, 2016 the 2 time Panam Games Gold Medalist Simoneau was named to Canada’s Olympic team where she finished seventh in the duet with her partner Karine Thomas.
I had so much fun in this interview and we talked about many interesting subjects such as:
– How she overcame the odds when most people told her she could never make the Olympics because of her body type
– How she handled the difficult situation where only her and another teammate qualified for the games but the rest of their team did not
– Her advice on how to work and develop a successful relationship with a teammate who you see 8 hours a day and needs to be perfectly in synch with your every movement
– How she overcame an ulcer that went undiagnosed for months and needed to be rushed to the hospital before her Olympic qualification event.
– How she manages her time to perfection between training 8 hours a day, going to school, working part time and giving speeches
And much more!!
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