Joanne Black: Ones to watch at the Olympic games

By Joanne Black In The Black Page

Print Share
3rd August, 2012
Some years ago, my reward for taking my younger daughter to swimming lessons was that they coincided with a competitive swim squad’s training in another part of the pool. While remembering to make the occasional reassuring nod to my daughter whenever she floated to the surface, I would watch the squad. In particular, there was a teenager who cut through the water with seemingly effortless grace. I loved watching her swim. Finally, I asked the coach who she was. “Ah,” he said, “that’s Samantha Lucie-Smith. She’ll go places.” The next time I see Lucie-Smith, now 20, will ...

NZ Listener digital and print subscriptions

Thanks for your interest in this article.  To get your latest edition of the NZ Listener via a print subscription click here.

The NZ Listener is now also available via a Zinio digital experience – read the latest edition on your computer or via the Zinio app on your tablet.  To find our more click here.

Accessing archive content: If you’re interested in accessing archive content, please contact our NZ Listener helpdesk contact us.  We endeavor to get back to you within 5 working days.

If you already have an archive content login, please login to view and unlock content.

Any queries regarding access please contact our NZ Listener helpdesk contact us.

More by Joanne Black

Switch to our mobile site