Fran Halsall recalls learning to swim
Everyone has to start somewhere, even top athletes. So swimming.org asked top GB swimmers for their memories of taking to the water. Here Fran Halsall shares her earliest memories and more.
My first memory
"I learned to swim when I was really young. I hated it when I first started. I was about three. I gave up didn’t go back to swimming until I was eight actually. But there has been no looking back since then."
Did you get badges and certificates as a child?
"I got all the badges and the frog badges as well. They are all in a folder which my mum has got. I use to love getting them. Being competitive I had to have the most badges!"
Learning to swim has led to Fran breaking a range of British Records. Click here learn more about her record breaking career so far.
A few more things you may not know about Fran
- Who would play you in a film of your life? Why? Kate Moss. Because she is cool! It would be a comedy.
- What don’t we know about you? I have seven pairs of Christian Louboutin shoes.
- What is the highest number of press ups you have done in a single session? How many you want me to do. Will just keep going. I’m pretty good at chin ups also.
- How long can you hold your breath under water? Not very long. I cannot do 50 metres at the moment, but I am working on it!
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