The following three months will be devoted to swimming as quickly as possible in the multimillion-dollar Fina World Cup Series and Fina World Short Course Championships, as Kyle Chalmers has revealed that he has returned to his happy place.
The Australian swimmer has been open about the media storm that threatened to end his career. The gossip mill was having a field day in making stories about his relationship with National teammates Emma McKeon and Cody Simpson earlier this year.
Kyle Chalmers talking to News Corp said, “I’ve formed a very good relationship with the pool that I think is the greatest form of meditation for me – when I jump in and just swim, with no coach and no pressure and just swim for fun.’’
Kyle Chalmers image was marred by media earlier this year
Chalmers was quick to denounce his relationship with his teammates once more, stating that “there was no feud whatsoever.” Before the World and Commonwealth Games, he was ready to retire from swimming and would even ask officials to send him home early from Birmingham.
However, he found the peace of mind back and went on to win 100m freestyle in CWG record time. And now he has revealed that he is all set to finish 2022 with a bang.
“Swim a kilometer maybe and in my own mind I’m just zoned out to the world…it’s probably my safest place and it’s my greatest form of meditation these days and something I try to do even while I’m on a break. I love my sport, I love my job, I love what comes with it and the travel and being able to have this time off has been refreshing and nice,” said the Kyle Chalmers.
The swimmer has faced a rather tough year after being a part of unwarranted drama in the Australian swim team. When swimmer Cody Simpson started dating Chalmer’s ex Emma McKeon the media was quick to make things sour and take a negative stance on the entire situation.
“I just have to find peace with everything and I do love what I do and I love being able to travel and swimming and representing my country – there’s no greater feeling. I’m definitely in a good place with swimming. My body is the best it’s felt in a really long time.”