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Law student and Australian waterpolo player Amy Ridge has long dreamt of competing at an Olympic Games. As the COVID-19 crisis looks likely to postpone Tokyo 2020, Ridge shares her hopes and fears.

Most lawyers in NSW would agree the past month has presented challenges that law school – or even years of practice – could not prepare them for.

Fortunately, Australian waterpolo player and UNSW law student Amy Ridge is used to being thrown in the deep end. Juggling hours of training in the pool with studying a law degree at UNSW over the past four years has required it.

“Most mornings, I’m out at Homebush training in the pool for two hours from 7am, then between 9 and 10.30am we will have gym, or pilates, or a spin session in a 35-degree heat chamber,” Ridge says.

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