Balancing study with marathon swims

Tuesday 11 Apr 2017

Marathon swimmer and Charles Sturt University (CSU) student Ms Courtney Chapman will tonight take part in a national current affairs program on how champions cope with life after sport.

Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education) student Ms Courtney Chapman from Orange is part of the University's elite athlete program.

The second year student was invited to take part in the audience of SBS Insight's program, 'Game Over: How do champions manage life after sport?'

Ms Chapman said, "It was the most incredible experience. I sat up the front and I asked the expert panel some questions as well as answering questions."

Ms Chapman combines her education degree at CSU in Bathurst with her training and competition commitments.

She competes in 5 and 10 kilometre open water marathon swims, including the Australian Open and Age Open Water Championships in 2016 and again last January.

During her first year in 2016, Ms Chapman represented CSU at the Australian University Games in eight events.

CSU is an Elite Athlete Friendly University.

Dedicated staff in the Office for Students work with student athletes, coaches, performers and referees to ensure athletes can balance their studies with the demands of training and competition commitments.

Insight will air 'Game Over: How do champions manage life after sport?' at 8.30pm (AEST) on Tuesday, 11 April on SBS ONE. It can be streamed live here.


Media contact: Fiona Halloran , (02) 6933 2207

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