Joanne Black: Ones to watch at the Olympic games

By Joanne Black In The Black Page

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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 ...

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