Saturday, March 29, 2008

PostHeaderIcon D'Arcy prepares for Olympics … then retirement

Nick D'Arcy will this year achieve a life-long ambition to swim at an Olympic Games. If all goes to plan, the 20-year-old will then quit competitive swimming.

When most of his contemporaries would be looking for ways to secure their swimming careers for years to come, D'Arcy has other aims.

The Queenslander, who won the 200 metres butterfly at the Olympic trials last week, comes from a medical family. His father is a doctor, his mother a nurse. And that is where D'Arcy — currently doing science and planning to then study medicine — believes his future lies.

"The Olympics is all I have wanted to accomplish in my (swimming) career," D'Arcy said. "… I really want to get started on an academic career. It's a lot of study, years and years of work.

" This is honestly more than I could have asked for out of my sport and to come away with a Commonwealth record as well is more than I could have ever dreamed of." (...more)


Don said...


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