Meet Rebekka Ott
Math Teacher, Triathlete and Dog Lover
I’ve always loved math, the color pink, eating good food and competing. When I was younger, I only did sports because my mum told me to. I was a swimmer; but pretty soon I noticed I wasn’t great at moving fast or being technically perfect. Where I thrived was watching others move and helping them perform better.
At 16 years old, I started coaching kids swim lessons. Later on, I began coaching adults who competed in triathlons. Triathletes are strange people, I thought. Doing more than one sport at the same time for fun seemed a bit crazy.
I had stopped swimming competitively and started studying math and sports while coaching. But, when I turned 22, I felt the urge to compete and train again. So, I started swimming – slowly at first, to relax after work or get rid of energy before an exam. It helped. I performed better at school and I got faster in the water.
So where do bikes come in? I’m getting there!