Belgian Swimming Road To Rio 2016

Belgian Swimming Road To Rio 2016

During the last three weeks I've been lucky enough to work in a story about part of the Belgian swimming team that's training at the Wachtebeke Swimming center, getting ready for Rio 2016. The original idea was about trying to show through images, what it takes for an athlete during the process to achieve a goal: going to the Olympics. What I'm sharing is just a tiny part of the effort, love and sacrifice they face every single day from early in the morning.

Many people watch sports on TV, worshiping and/ or criticizing their idols; but rarely stop to analyze, in a lucid manner; all the effort and sacrifice involved undergoing hours of training, overcoming pain and fatigue.

This is just part of the story of six young Tritons who believe in a dream and follow it with devotion, under the tutelage of a team of coaches, analysts and physiotherapists who work as a family.

I just have to say thank You and good luck.

Belgium, November 2015.
  Belgian swimmer Jasper Aerents in action training at the Gym as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the   Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmer Nils Van Audekerke talks to the image analysis coordinator Stefan Deckx during a training at the Gym as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmers Basten Caerts and Lander Hendrickx during a training at the Gym as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
  Belgian swimmer Jasper Aerents training at the Gym as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian Images analysis coordinator Stefan Deckx ( right) checks on swimmer Nils Van Audekerke during training at the Gym as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimming Image analysis coordinator Stefan Decks (Left) checks on Emmanuel Vanluchene during a training at the Gym as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmer Louis Croenen training at the Gym as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmer Basten Caerts during a training at the Gym as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimming coach Rik Valcke ( left) and Image analysis coordinator Stefan Deckx check on Basten Caerts during a training at the Gym as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmer Lander Hendrickx in action training at the Gym as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmer Jasper Aerents in action training at the Gym as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmer Basten Caerts during a training at the Gym as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmer Lander Hendrickx in action training at the Gym as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmer Nils Van Audekerke in action training at the Gym as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmer Lander Hendrickx (Right) in action training at the Gym as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmer Jasper Aerents in action training at the Gym as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmer Lander Hendrickx (Right) and Jasper Aerents in action training at the Gym as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimming Image analysis coordinator Stefan Decks (center) discuses planning with Louis Croenen & Lander Hendrickx during a training at the Gym as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmers Nils Van Audekerke  ( Left) and Thomas Thijs training at the Gym as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmer Emmanuel Vanluchene during a training at the swimming pool as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmers Nils Van Audekerke, Basten Caert, Louis Croenen and Jasper Aerent warming up during a training at the swimming pool as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian coach Rik Valcke gives instructions during a training at the swimming pool as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmers during a training at the swimming pool as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmer Louis Croenen in action during a training at the swimming pool as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmer Louis Croenen in action during a training at the swimming pool as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmer Nils Van Audekerke in action during a training at the swimming pool as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmer Emmanuel Vanluchene in action during a training at the swimming pool as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmer Nils Van Audekerke in action during a training at the swimming pool as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmers during a training session at the swimming pool as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmer Emmanuel Vanluchene in action during a training at the swimming pool as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian coach Wauter Derycke during a training at the swimming pool as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmer Jasper Aerent in action at the swimming pool as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmer breath exhausted after training at the swimming pool as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation on December 18th 2015, Wachtebeke, Belgium. (Photo credit should read by Jorge Luis Alvarez Pupo)
 Belgian coach Rik Valcke during a training at the swimming pool as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmer Emmanuel Vanluchene in action during a training at the swimming pool as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmer Nils Van Audekerke during a training at the swimming pool as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmer Louis Croenen in action during a training at the swimming pool as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmer Louis Croenen in action during a training at the swimming pool as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2020 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Antwerp.
 Belgian swimmer Jasper Aerent in action at the swimming pool as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmers during a training at the swimming pool as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmer Nils Van Audekerke during a training at the swimming pool as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmers Nils Van Audekerke and Louis  Croenen during a training at the swimming pool as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmer Emmanuel Vanluchene in action during a training at the swimming pool as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmer Emmanuel Vanluchene in action during a training at the swimming pool as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Flemish Training Center of the Swimming Federation in Wachtebeke, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmer Jasper Aerents ( right) gets ready to compete in the 50m Butterfly during the Belgian Swimming Championships 25m as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Rozebroeken Olympic Swimming pool in Gent, Belgium.
 Basten Caerts of Belgium competes in the Men's 200m Breastroke finals on day Three of the Flemish swimming  Championships at the Olympic swimming Centre on February 26, 2017 in Antwerp, Belgium
 Belgian swimmer Louis Croenen competes in the 200m Butterfly during the Belgian Swimming Championships 25m as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Rozebroeken Olympic Swimming pool in Gent, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmer Lander Hendrickx competes in the 400m Medley during the Belgian Swimming Championships 25m as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Rozebroeken Olympic Swimming pool in Gent, Belgium.
 Belgian swimmer Lander Hendrickx competes in the 1500m Freestyle during the Belgian Swimming Championships 25m as part of the preparation for the Olympics in 2016 at the Rozebroeken Olympic Swimming pool on November in Gent, Belgium.
 Belgian coach Wauter Derycke talks to Emmanuel Vanluchene  after the 200m Medley final of the Flanders Speedo Cup  in Antwerpen, Belgium.