Jodie Cowie In The Spotlight

Jodie Cowie In The Spotlight

Rushmoor synchronised swimmer Jodie Cowie made her senior international debut in the team event at the 2013 World Champs. As well as performing in the GB team events, the 17-year-old partners Genevieve Randall in the duet.

At this year’s European Champs in Berlin, the pair achieved 14th place, having only trained together for a few months. Cowie was also part of the team finishing eighth in the Free Combination event.

Describe a typical day
As a duet we train four days a week, starting at 8:00am and finishing at 12:30pm. We usually begin with a gym and flex session that lasts about an hour and a half, and then are in the pool for about three hours. In the pool we work on our synchro stamina, technical skills and the routine.We train as a team on a Saturday from 9:30am to 4:30pm, focusing mainly on the two team routines (free team and combo). Outside of this we fit in some extra training in figures to make sure they keep improving too. I do distance learning so once training is finished for the day I go home to do a few hours of school work.

When did you start synchronised swimming?
I began synchro when I was eight years old, at the first club I joined called Hythe Aqua. I went to a taster session and loved it and have continued ever since!

What is your first memory of synchro?
My first memory of synchro is the first time I wanted to go to a taster session, and the car wouldn’t start. I panicked because I didn’t think I would be able to try it, but luckily they let me go to one of the regular training sessions, otherwise I wouldn’t be where I am now!

Click here to read the full interview with Jodie on Aquazone online.

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