Coaching swimming and relationships. It's a big deal that isn't discussed enough. Privately, many elite swim coaches will tell you that it's just a "fact of life" that your relationships come second to your job.
If you're lucky, you find someone who will put up with that (should they have to?). I got sad reading about the reasons that Denis Cotterell will no longer be coaching full time. I was sad because he had foregone committing himself to another person for so long so that he could pursue coaching success.
Isn't this something we need to change? Can swim coaches stop the mutually assured destruction of each other's relationships?