Celebrating The Storming Standard Set By Grant Hackett

Grant Hackett [courtesy of Swimming Australia]

Australia’s Grant Hackett, one of the greats of distance swimming, leads the Class of 2014 champions and contributors heading for International Swimming Hall of Fame induction; by the time Hackett fell a finger shy of a third Olympic 1500m crown in 2008, he had stacked up a cumulonimbus of pioneering standards over 30 and 60 laps – “It is one-for-all, all-for one. It has to be like that, we all understand it and we all benefit from it. Some people say a swimmer goes to his blocks alone but that’s only partly true. I go knowing that I have my entire team with me. I carry them in my heart and my heart leaps out of my chest” – Hackett

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Australia’s Grant Hackett, one of the greats of distance swimming, leads the Class of 2014 champions and contributors heading for International Swimming Hall of Fame induction; by the time Hackett fell a finger shy of a third Olympic 1500m crown in 2008, he had stacked up a cumulonimbus of pioneering standards over 30 and 60 laps – “It is one-for-all, all-for one. It has to be like that, we all understand it and we all benefit from it. Some people say a swimmer goes to his blocks alone but that’s only partly true. I go knowing that I have my entire team with me. I carry them in my heart and my heart leaps out of my chest” – Hackett

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