SA: Were your family sporty?
LS: I wouldn’t have said sporty to the standard that I am but every weekend was, ‘let’s go out, let’s walk the dogs, let’s play football out the front’. We weren’t allowed a PlayStation and we weren’t allowed to watch The Simpsons, so it was always ‘you’ve done your homework so now you can go outside and play before dinner’. I loved it — rollerblades, making dens — I was always very active outside. So, I’d say in that sense we were sporty but other than that my mum and dad just wanted me to make my own choices in the path I took. And I can say that swimming and the triathlon, my whole Olympic/ Paralympic career has all been from me, not from them. I’ve never been pushed to it — it’s all been my own choice.
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