Ryan Cochrane On Countdown To Last-Lap Home-Meet Scary Moment Beyond Rio 2016

Ryan Cochrane - by Patrick B. Kraemer

As the clock ticks on in 2015, retirement moves a step closer for the master of consistency, Ryan Cochrane. The Canadian won his first senior international medal at home – and intends to make a home meet his last stand on a big podium; the 1500m ace chats with Liz Byrnes about the scary moment that is ‘moving on’

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As the clock ticks on in 2015, retirement moves a step closer for the master of consistency, Ryan Cochrane. The Canadian won his first senior international medal at home – and intends to make a home meet his last stand on a big podium; the 1500m ace chats with Liz Byrnes about the scary moment that is ‘moving on’

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Annette Lynch

Great to read about Ryan Cochrane’s career, both current and his future beyond swimming. Having been through the transition myself after Olympic beach volleyball, and then followed the ‘fall’ of Thorpe, Hackett and Phelps, my best advice is to get support in the form of a coach, mentor and/or peer group.
Athlete transition is more than finding a new career. It’s about finding yourself and know that you are more than your sport. You are capable of just as much success out of the pool as in it – it’s a matter of looking forward, not back. Good luck Ryan in and out of the pool.

for33

If I’m not mistaken, his time at the 400 m freestyle at the Commonwealth Games, around 3:43, was his personal best. It’s interesting that he’s still improving, though medalling at the Olympics in 400 m or 1500 m will be extremely hard. Especially in the 1500 m freestyle, where the younger swimmers are improving markedly. Nonetheless, I hope he can still improve and be in both podiums at the end! One of the few male swimmers that is measured when winning! He should be the role model for all the younger swimmers!

swimbot

Ryan’s consistency has been remarkable throughout the years. I really hope he pulls out one last amazing performance in Rio to add a third Olympic medal to his treasury. What a great role-model for up and coming swimmers. A colossal void in the Men’s Canadian Swimming Team will be created when he retires. It appears Team Canada may have to suffer through another lengthy rebuilding phase before another superstar emerges from their program.

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