26 Nov '17, 2am

National swimmer Quah Ting Wen is swimming her way to success - this is her story

National swimmer Quah Ting Wen is swimming her way to success - this is her story

Photo: Quah Ting Wen/Instagram I have always been on the other side. I get asked questions, and someone records my replies. This time it is a little different. My name is Ting Wen and most people know me as a national swimmer. A swimmer's life is pretty boring. The scenery varies between the black line of the pool floor and the ceiling of the building. We are constantly moving but, like a hamster on a wheel, we do not get anywhere or see places. It is repetitive and it can get lonely. I have had the same schedule since I was 11. I swim twice every weekday except Wednesday, and once on Saturday morning. Morning practice sessions are from 5.30am to 8am, and afternoons from 4.30pm to 7pm. We swim anywhere between 160 and 280 laps a day, depending on which group we are in. I have two or three weightlifting sessions a week lasting about two hours each, as well as two to three l...

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