We’re still in quarantine. Yep. Everybody is working from home, while the real heroes are out there saving lives. We have nothing less than respect and admiration for them.
We’re pretty sure you heard that for the first time in history the Olympic games were postponed and the IOC announced that they are now scheduled to begin July 23, 2021, giving athletes about a 15-month training cycle to prepare.
While at home many swimmers try to train with what they have on hand. From doing pull-ups on a tree like the Olympic swimmer Ryan Murphy to mimicking swimming strokes on her kitchen countertop like Russian Olympian Yulia Efimova.
Being creative during quarantine works great for athletes. No pool - no excuses, right? Check out the article from Runner’s world where they gathered posts from athletes dealing with training during quarantine like a pro.
Besides being creative and trying to stay in shape, athletes take care of their mental health. Being upset about not being able to swim is fine. Being torn about the postponed Olympic games is OK. Family and friends can help you get through rough times. See what Ryan Murphy has to say about it in his interview for “FOR THE W!N”.
Sonr team supports athletes and people who love swimming around the world. We just have one request: stay at home as much as possible. While it is hard without swimming in a pool we are not encouraging you to go outside. But what we do encourage is taking a look at our website and sign up for a newsletter so you can get your Sonr as soon as possible to be ready when the pandemic is over.
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