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Travis Brooks on Transition from a career as an athlete Part 2

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Uploaded on May 4, 2010

Life after sport can be a time of great challenge for many athletes. This life process is known as Transition. Post the Beijing Olympics a number of Victorian Institute of Sport athletes with significant sporting experience decided to retire from their sport. This project aims to glean the experience and wisdom from athletes who competed at the highest levels along with learning about their life management skills. This project records the interviews and stories of 5 athletes to share with the broader athlete cohort. Athletse included are Grant Hackett, Catherine Arlove, Don Elgin, Travis Brooks, and Rachel Imison.

This section discusses the experience of transition from the athletes sporting life to the next phase. Initial thinking about retirement, accepting the decision, timing of the decision, associated feelings, thoughts and concerns; strategies employed, advice sought along with how athletes are filling the void left by their retirement from sport.

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