What Does It Take To Train For The Olympics with Claudia Holzner

Today on the podcast we’re joined by one of the Team Canada synchronized swimmers, Claudia Holzner. As she trains for the next Olympics, I talk to her about what it’s like to be a professional athlete. I first heard of Claudia when I watched the CBC documentary called Perfect, about Team Canada on their journey to Rio.

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As a former synchro swimmer myself, I peppered Claudia with questions I’ve always wondered about Olympic athletes. How does one pursue this as a career path? What does an average day look like? How do you get paid (YES, I asked that…)? What kind of injuries do you sustain? What has she learned about both herself and others in competing in a team sport? We also dive into how Team Canada faces the challenge of being diverse in a sport known for everyone looking and acting in unison.

I highly encourage you to check out Claudia’s blog where she details aspects of being an Olympian in training, as well as her Instagram page where you can follow along on her journey. To watch the documentary Perfect on CBC, click here

Or listen on iTunes, Google Play or Stitcher.

This podcast is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB. Per the episode, I definitely want you hockey fans to check out the 4th Line Podcast here


Before you go… make a girl’s dream come true in 30 seconds! If you could please leave a rating and a review in Apple Podcasts, that would make my DAY. I’m dreaming big and aiming for 50 reviews by the 50th episode, which is 7 days away. The EASIEST way to do this is through your Apple Podcasts app on an iPhone. A more challenging way to do it is to go through iTunes, but doable 🙂 Thank you so much in advance!

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