Hackett On Age, Training, Upcoming Aussie Trials

The Australian National Championships begin Thursday, April 7th, where the swiftest talent down under is set to compete for spots on the Rio roster for the green and gold. Among the notable names competing is 35-year-old Grant Hackett who is aiming for a spot on the Aussie roster individually in the 400m freestyle and as part of the squad’s 800m freestyle relay.

In his pre-meet media interview, Hackett discusses training at his age, having only been back at it a little over a year after a 6-year-long retirement. He also talks about a recent set-back due to illness and how his mind focusing on having fun and enjoying the experience is helping the Olympic legend maintain perspective as he rolls towards Rio.

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About Retta Race

Retta Race

After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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