I am hoping he makes the team and finals at World Championships in Rome. That would be a de facto comeback on par with Dara Torres for he has only been in the pool for about 6-months or so and he has lost so much weight since his return.
He has entered the 50m and 100m butterfly, [to qualify for World Championships], but is keeping his expectations in check with next year's Commonwealth Games still his main goal.
"I definitely won't be disappointed if I don't make the world championship team," Huegill said. "Four months ago, I was still 120kg.
"To be able to turn my life around and to drop almost 40kg now . . . for me, just getting this far has been awesome.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
If Eric Shanteau is the "Lance Armstrong" of our sport, Geoff Huegill is our "Rocky!"
Geoff Huegill has shed over 90-pounds and has returned to elite swimming. His story is inspiring and his motives sincere rather than economic. From the Herald Sun: