Human Muller speaks with such a voice of calm, relax and reason about nature, the arts, culture and sport and how they all co-exist.
He is a brilliant and wonderful sportsman and athlete in open water and aquatics, with a deep respect for nature and all creation around him.
About himself he says “I don’t know who I am, but I know that I have a soft spot for the arts. I would like to pursue the arts. I enjoy the outdoors and there is a certain allure that plants hold. I am also a hardcore relaxer. I like relaxing and I have the innate ability to enjoy doing nothing”.
Athlete: Bio / Stats
|Name & Surname||Human Muller|
|Date of birth||11/08/2000|
|Place of birth||Pretoria|
|Weight||Approx. 80 kg|
|Coach’s Name||Keenan Riffel|
|Secondary Sport/ sports||Social Jogging|
|Favorite Song/ type of music||Power Metal|
|Favorite Movie||Pulp Fiction|
|School & Grade||St Albans college grade 11|
|Parents Names, siblings||Hannes, Paula, Mieke|
Q: Tell me a little bit about how you started in Swimming and your journey in the Swimming arena up to now?
I started swimming when I saw people at the Olympics on TV. It was fun for many years and I trained at a few different coaches. I started swimming open water events when I was 13. It was incredibly enjoyable and to this day I still like swimming in the sea and the exhilarating feeling of getting into a cold dam or ocean. I enjoy endurance swimming.
Q: Who are you? Describe yourself as a person.
I don’t know who I am, but I know that I have a soft spot for the arts. I would like to pursue the arts. I enjoy the outdoors and there is a certain allure that plants hold. I am also a hardcore relaxer. I like relaxing and I have the innate ability to enjoy doing nothing.
Q: What is the highest accolade that you have achieved in Swimming and what is your greatest personal accomplishment?
My highest accolade in swimming is provincial colors for open water swimming. My greatest personal achievement is staying in the Cape Town water for 25 minutes without a wetsuit.
Q: So, you are a brilliant athlete – but name 1 thing that you suck at 🙂
Q: What do you do to relax?
I do extremely long hikes (90 km +)
Q: What is the value of Education in a young person’s life?
Education is the most powerful tool that any young person can have. Good education opens up many doors and enables the individual to contribute to the economy in a positive way and contribute to the good of the country. It is not only about the country. The individual gets a chance to enrich themselves and create a better life for themselves.
Q: What is your definition of success in life?
If you are in a space where you are happy and content.
Q: What is your biggest challenge, and what do you do to manage this challenge?
Getting out of my room. My room is not a bad place, so I bring the productivity to my room. Instead of going out of my room, I do positive things in my room.
Q: What’s your WHY ? Why do you do what you do?
I would like to be remembered and I want to establish an appreciation for all the arts where people can learn that there is something other than sport and set an example of how sport and the arts are related and how they complement each other. It is important to have a balance in life and I want to inform people that it is not only sport that governs your life, but also the influence of arts; music and literature that can affect your sports life in a positive way.
Q: What are you most grateful for at the moment?
My family and the bed I sleep in.
Thank you so much for taking this interview. We would like to wish you all the best for your journey ahead. We look forward to following you as you go from strength to strength. Blessings!