Rene Warnes is one of Swimming SA’s stalwarts with her eye now keenly set on the Rio Olympics, which is less than 200 days away. When our athletes go all out in their efforts to qualify it is our joy and responsibility as nation to lobby behind. They put in the hours when we sleep, they grind it out when we relax, they endure the blood, sweat and tears, so lets honour them on this road less travelled full of sacrifices and obstacles to achieve not only their dreams but also the dreams of a nation. PLEASE SEE EVENTS BELOW TO FOLLOW AND SUPPORT Rene.
Brilliant Photo Credits: Neville Bailey Photography
Highlights of 2015?
There were a lot of highlights with just as many low lights in the year of 2015. It is really difficult to choose just one thing to speak about that is a highlight. It was definitely a tough year in the swimming pool, but I am forever grateful for the opportunities that I did receive and I’m grateful for the lessons that I learnt in the pool.
Academic Plans for 2016
I am planning on finishing my Post Graduate Certificate in Education(Foundation Phase) this year – 5 more modules left to complete.
Sports plans for 2016?
Right now my main focus is on April 2016 – Rio 2016 Qualification Trials and then however that goes, I will take it from there. But for right now that is my absolute main focus.
What is your biggest motivation at the moment?
Getting to be able to compete at the biggest ever sporting competition in the world – it only happens once ever 4 years – 16 years of swimming is coming down to one year.
What is your biggest challenge at the moment?
Finding a balance between everything that is going on in my life and keeping everyone happy. Keeping myself happy and being able to find a balance.
What are you upcoming events where your friends and fans can follow and support you?
Grand Prix Events:
-Durban, Kings Park Swimming Pool, 05 – 07 February 2016
– Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch University Swimming Pool, 26 – 28 February 2016
– Midmar Mile – Midmar Dam – 14 February 2016
-SA National Aquatic Champs, 10-16 April 2016 – Kings Park Swimming Pool Durban
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Photo Credits: Neville Bailey Photography, please Like and Share his Facebook Page.