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[WATCH] 'Swimming is like meditation for me', says legend Cameron van der Burgh

Written by: Qama Qukula

Olympic gold winner Cameron van der Burgh has opened up about his successful swimming career and future aspirations.

Read: 'I owe so much to swimming but I don't want it to define the rest of my life'

Van der Burgh joined The Pippa Hudson Show and a live studio audience of CapeTalk listeners to share and reflect on his inspiring story.

The South African breaststroke star recently announced plans to retire after the 2020 Olympic Games.

Read also: Cameron van der Burgh bags SA's first silver medal at Rio Games

He spoke about his accomplishments, love for swimming, how he has overcome adversity, and his next chapters.

I started swimming at about the age of 10.

Cameron van der Burgh

When I was a kid I used to hate swimming.

Cameron van der Burgh

For me, swimming is almost like a form of meditation... It has this incredible ability to change your mood and it teaches you about yourself.

Cameron van der Burgh

When I started, I didn't stand out as the best.

Cameron van der Burgh

WATCH: Cameron van der Burgh in conversation with Pippa Hudson

Take a listen to the inspiring conversation:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : [WATCH] 'Swimming is like meditation for me', says legend Cameron van der Burgh




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