In a talk with the Daily Mail about her working week she said:
“It’s difficult to say that I have a typical week because we do so much different stuff. For the seven weeks after a trials or after our break in the summer we’ll swim only five times a week — as we’ll also do rock climbing, biking, gymnastics, running, kick-boxing and ballet.
“If you are swimming up and down for so many weeks, it can turn into the most tedious thing ever. We still keep the ballet and kick-boxing, even in our main training programme. The kick-boxing is in a proper Rocky-style gym.”
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.