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the sporty side of me

it’s all about water

swimming career

Whether it’s pools, lakes or oceans, I love to Swim. My dad taught me to swim in my hometown Stockholm when I was 5 years old. Since then, swimming has been a big part of my life and has brought me on the most wonderful adventures.

In my Swedish Swim Club, Södertörns SS, I was an elite breaststroker and claimed the Swedish Championship podium in 50, 100 and 200 breaststroke repeatedly and was a part of the Swedish Junior National Team. When I turned 18, I headed for the yards pool in the US to try my luck as a College Swimmer.

Representing the University of Louisville Cardinals, I was able to improve my personal bests each year and finish off with a qualification to the Division I NCAA Championships my Senior year. In college, 200 Breaststroke became my best event, with 200 and 400 IM as close runner-ups.

swimrun adventures

After college, I thought I was done with swimming. But that did not last for many weeks. I quickly realized circle classes and casual jogging tours to keep in shape were not for me. I needed something else and decided to try Triathlon. It was fun, but I wasn’t really a wheel kind of girl.

My short Triathlon career put me in contact with the amazing long-distance sports community and I started hearing about Swimrun. It all started with my friend Pär asked me to do Utö Swimrun with him. The adventurer inside of me could of course not say no. Since that day, I understood the magic of the sport and I made it part of my life. From 2015 to 2020 I devoted much of my time to become the best Swimrun athlete I could be. On my 5th ÖTILLÖ World Championships, I finally managed to reach my goal and become a World Champion, together with Desirée Andersson (2019).

The last few years I have cut back on the hard-core elite-level training while I was pregnant and recovering after the birth of my son. Now, I’m on my way back again but keep my training to a reasonable level to fit in all aspects of my new life as a mom!

COACHINg EXPERIENCE

I’ve learned a lot by being an athlete myself, including what training works for performing on top. I have also coached swimmers, triathletes, and Swimrunners of all ages at different points in my life.

Coaching Certification: American Red Cross Safety Training
for Swim Coaches
2022-2023

Swimming

I coached youth swimming groups for several years in Sweden after my college swimming career, leading mid-level groups, writing training plans and developing swimming techniques.

TRIATHLON

I helped out my triathlon club by leading the swimming sessions and coaching the triathletes for a couple of years.

WILD SWIMRUN

As co-founder of WILD Swimrun (Swimrun events for women), I planned the training and led the swimming and Swimrun coaching during all our camps, together with Maria Rohman.