It’s true, nothing really comes easily in life: especially if your goal is to become an Olympic athlete. Recently, DW had the privilege of sitting down with Deidre Freeman, world winning diver and Olympic hopeful, to chat with her about her pursuit of her dream, how she maintains her health, and words of wisdom to empower anyone that is working towards their goal.
DW: How did you get into diving?
I began diving after the high school swimming and diving coach saw me tumble at a dance recital. She suggested that I try it out because she thought I would have good body awareness and control.
DW: What are some of the most challenging things about entering the sport?
The most challenging aspect of diving when I began was having no prior knowledge of the sport. I had no exposure before experimenting with diving. I didn’t know what to expect and I didn’t know how to set goals for myself. (more…)