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How Will Pregnancy Affect Workout Routine for Sychronized Swimmer?

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture

QUESTION

I'm a competitive synchronized swimming coach and I found out today that one of the elite athletes I coach is 12 weeks pregnant. She's 20 years old, has always been diagnosed as somewhat underweight and under-muscled, and says she intends to continue university and her training.

Luckily her family will support her in this, and she will be able to keep her scholarship if she continues training, even if she misses a few minor competitions.