Start Of A Ripple: Kirsty Coventry Academy Aims To Sink Death By Drowning

Kirsty Coventry on her way to a successful defence of her Olympic 200m backstroke crown in Beijing by Patrick B. Kraemer

Kirsty Coventry’s name was being heralded in the maternity wards of far-flung hospitals across her native Zimbabwe within hours of her lifting the 2004 Olympic 200m backstroke crown. Three Olympic cycles on and her nation’s drowning stats are woefully high. The KC Academy has just set out on the road to change all that

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Kirsty Coventry’s name was being heralded in the maternity wards of far-flung hospitals across her native Zimbabwe within hours of her lifting the 2004 Olympic 200m backstroke crown. Three Olympic cycles on and her nation’s drowning stats are woefully high. The KC Academy has just set out on the road to change all that

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