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Hackett Takes a Tentative Dip
03-Jan-2006 Craig Lord
Grant Hackett, Olympic champion and world record holder over 1,500m freestyle, took the plunge back into his home Miami Swimming Pool on the Gold Coast yesterday - his first training session since surgery on his right shoulder in November.
"It's still a little bit sore and stiff in some areas which is to be expected post-surgery," Hackett told the Courier-Mail. "But, in general, the problems I was feeling before the surgery have definitely been eliminated. Now I've just got to make sure I don't overdo it too early. I'll build up to 4km a day in the pool by the end of this week and stay on that for a while. My normal training regime is about 15km a day. Hopefully, I'll be back up to that by March."
Hackett admitted to being a little bit heftier than he was when he took the world championships by storm in Montreal last summer. The culprit: the French cuisine he scoffed on a recent break in Europe.
But rivals take note: that would be his last break until Beijing 2008, he said, adding: "I normally have to train Christmas Day and this year I didn't have to. It was great. I got to sleep in and wake up and open my presents instead of going training first."
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