Anonymous: Who am I if I do not swim anymore? “I will never retire – I will just keep doing Masters”. So I blindly said in my early 30s, when zipping seamlessly between open age and masters competitions was a breeze. Now in my mid 40s, those open age races are near impossible and suddenly … Continue reading Who am I if I do not swim anymore?
Brett Horsnell case: Beginning of an avalanche? It has finally happened. An athlete taking a club or federation to court for lack of care post transition. In Australia, Brett Horsnell is taking his NRL club Parramatta Eels to court. It is a landmark case. Thousands of former athletes will read about it and wonder if … Continue reading Brett Horsnell Case
Social Media and Athletes: damned if you do, damned if you don’t? Whether we like it or not, social media is here to stay. The athletes of today are dealing with a very different world to those of twenty years ago. The pressure to put their best foot forward on social media for the “benefit” … Continue reading Social Media V’s Athletes
Our opening speaker, Rick Cotgreave shares his thoughts after last week’s Summit What a privilege to be involved in the CTL summit, a landmark event in Sydney – the chance to be with such a wide variety of athletes willing to share their stories with such honesty. Listening to athletes talk about the truth of … Continue reading Summit Musings – Rick Cotgreave
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We are immensely saddened to learn of the passing of Dan Vickerman. Our sympathies go out to his family and friends.
20 TOP ATHLETES CAN’T BE WRONG Have you ever wondered what happens to the thousands of athletes who retire in their chosen sport and don’t get a job in the commentary box? Many of them struggle through the early part of ‘life after sport’, because they are lost. They have nowhere to be at a … Continue reading SUMMIT PRESS RELEASE
Depression After Injury: The Road to Emotional Recovery for Athletes The following article was published on TheFix.com . The Fix has been one of our featured resources on Crossing the Line since we started. This article focuses on the challenges many athletes face when sidelined through injury. Athletes may face anxiety, depression, eating disorders or substance abuse … Continue reading Feature: Emotional Recovery after Injury
Research shows that individual athletes are more prone to depression The Guardian carried an article today about research in from the Technical University of Munich that was presented at a recent conference in Cardiff. It offered multiple insights into what we have long since believed at CTL. The research into this area of sport is … Continue reading Feature: German research on athlete depression
Through the pain of depression, a top cyclist finds balance. This article first appeared as “Mental as Anything” on Lizzie William’s blog. Lizzie is an Australian international cyclist who has had her share of ups and downs – on and off the bike. With permission, we have published it here for the benefit of the athlete community. … Continue reading Feature: Finding balance after the pain