balancing life as an athlete and student


Blog 23: Balancing Life as an Athlete and a Student

This week double Commonwealth finalist Kathryn Johnstone tells SWiS how she manages to balance life as a student and athlete. I started swimming competitively when I was seven years old. At this age I was about half way through my primary school education. Being an athlete and a student was easy at this age as I had school between 9am and 3pm and only trained about three or four times a week, with the odd competition taking up my weekends. Growing up with an increasing training schedule and both longer hours within school and extra time needed to complete academic obligations…