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Marieke D'Cruz

Olympic swimmer, political and sport commentator

Marieke D’Cruz is an Olympian Swimmer, and Political and Sports Commentator, and President of the Australian Swimmers Association. She is currently in training for Rio 2016.
Before You Judge Our

Before You Judge Our Swimmers

How is it exactly that the swimmers have let Australia down? What will change in the lives of Australians because of the results at the Olympics? Will there be rioting in the streets? Will children starve or animals be neglected? Will the country go to ruin?
15/08/2016 9:37 AM AEST
Why Swimmers Feel Like Fish Out Of Water When They

Why Swimmers Feel Like Fish Out Of Water When They Quit

My friend and former team mate Grant Hackett has had a challenging week, to say the least. It's easy to sit back and judge his behaviour, and by no means do I condone it, but I think I can understand some of the emotions he might be feeling right now.
19/04/2016 2:53 PM AEST
Farewell, Swimming. It's Time For Me To

Farewell, Swimming. It's Time For Me To Fly

Swimming has been my life, my identity, my friendship base, my second family, my joy, my solace, my love. And this week, a career that has spanned 21 years, over two-thirds of my life, is coming to an end.
14/04/2016 10:10 AM AEST
Hard Work Is No Longer

Hard Work Is No Longer Enough

In order to succeed in today's job market, workers need to do much more than just work hard. They need to ask themselves, what value am I adding to my organisation? And what can I deliver to the benefit or growth of the organisation in the future?
06/10/2015 11:23 AM AEDT
Why We Should Teach Religion In

Why We Should Teach Religion In Schools

Religion is a big part of our society, and ignoring it in schools doesn't diminish that fact. ISIS will continue to flourish in a world where misinformation and fear is propagated, leading to the marginalisation of too many young people.
21/09/2015 12:25 PM AEST
The Hidden Costs Of Being

The Hidden Costs Of Being Poor

Perhaps the greatest cost of being poor is that of time. Wealthier Australians can value their own time more effectively: by hiring cleaners, day care and nannies, and going to restaurants for meals.
24/08/2015 5:24 AM AEST