Every world-class open water swimmer comes from the pool swimming community. They trained hard, competed well, and then found their innate talents were best suited to the open water swimming world. They fine-tuned their skills and swimming technique first in the pool and then transferred their competitiveness and industriousness to the open water.
But Chloe Sutton, the highly popular and well-spoken American swimmer, was different. Very different.
She first became an Olympic swimmer in the 10 km marathon swim in 2008 and then shifted back to the pool when she then became an Olympic pool swimmer in 2012.
This enterprising young lady recently and unexpectedly retired.
The surprising news broke on SwimSwim.com here:
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