At 35 weeks pregnant, most women are busy doing sweet bugger all. But most woman aren’t Libby Trickett.
The Aussie swimming sweetheart and Olympic champion shocked the crowd as she smashed a 1km swim for a charity event, breaking a ‘world record’ along the way.
Grinning ear to ear and glowing with all that pregnancy energy, Libby, 33 is the picture of Aussie awesomeness. The Olympic gold medallist surprised everyone by completing in an epic 1km ocean swim over the weekend.
“I did it!! Ridiculously proud that I didn’t talk myself out of this one and so happy I was able to complete a 1km ocean swim being 35 weeks pregnant. It’s amazing what you can achieve when you’re mind and body allows you! Now I am ready for bed,” she wrote on Instagram.
Barefoot, pregnant and smashing records
Libby joined 100 other swimmers, including Olympian Michael Klim, at Noosa Heads for the Noosa Summer Swim charity event. Although heavily pregnant, the mum-of-one (soon-to-be-two) wasn’t going to let a baby bump get in her way of adding another “world record” to her impressive list.
“I think I’ve unofficially broken the world record for the 1km ocean swim done by a 35-week pregnant woman,” she joked, speaking to Seven News.
Although there is no current world record for this, we reckon there needs to be one. And Libby deserves it, hands down!
Libby retired from the world of professional swimming in 2013. She is a former world record holder for 100 metres freestyle; 100 metres butterfly; 50 metres freestyle; and 200 metres freestyle.
Another water baby on the way
Libby and her husband, fellow swimmer, Luke Trickett have a two-year-old daughter, Poppy. The couple announced their second pregnancy in September 2017.
And she’s not the only athlete smashing goals with a baby on board. Serena Williams won the 2017 Australian Open while pregnant with her first baby.