In the first episode of SportsParenthood, decorated swimming coach, Tracey Menzies-Stegbauer, known for coaching five-time Olympic champion Ian Thorpe and current head swimming coach for the Rackley Swim Team at the Parkinson Aquatic Centre in Brisbane, talks to John and Tiffany about the traits shared by champion athletes. Her captivating insights cover how to measure a young athlete’s performance, the sweet spot for training loads, and what NOT to do before your kid’s game or race. In her trademark honestly, Tracey opens up about THAT 400 metre freestyle event at the 2004 Athens Olympics, following the false-start controversy that attracted the intense media spotlight around the world. Raising her own sports kids, Tracey reveals the blurred lines of being their coach and parent. This is a must-listen interview, if you’re a sports parent looking to hear Tracey’s compelling story and get some clues on what you can do as you navigate #sportsparenthood.