Top 20 Most Significant Swim Stories Of 2016: #10, Mireia, Fred & The Alchemy Of If To When

Mireia Belmonte - the first from Spain to reign among women in the Olympic pool - by Patrick B. Kraemer

SwimVortex continues a countdown of the most significant swimming stories of Olympic Year 2016. Today, Mireia Belmonte and her coach Fred Vergnoux” “If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster; And treat those two impostors just the same; … Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools …” [Kipling, If]. On careers that turned If to When

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