Ida Marko-VargaThe swimmer and mother of two Ida Marko-Varga aim for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. BEWI Group sponsors her challenge.
The swimmer and mother of two Ida Marko-Varga aim for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. BEWI Group sponsors her challenge.
Ida Marko-Varga, 34, has competed in four straight Olympic Games and has two World Championship bronze medals and four European Championship medals as part of the relay team. She stepped away from elite level swimming after the Olympic Games in Rio 2016. But this summer she competed in the Swedish championships and won 200 meters butterfly. Then the Swedish relay team qualified for the Olympic Games in Tokyo and she made up her mind.
– I thought “Why not?”. At least I have to see if I can be part of the Olympic team. I have competed at the elite level for 18 years, so there’s a good base to stand on, and I love to swim, says Ida Marko-Varga.
She is active in the Swedish organization “Tre ska bli noll”, that work to eliminate sexual abuse of children. That is how she came into contact with BEWI and their Use-ReUse intiative, which also supports “Tre ska bli noll”.
– Use-ReUse has perfect timing. We have to recycle more to save on the world’s resources and make the climate better. Everyone can do something, says Ida Marko-Varga.
Ida aims to swim 200 meter butterfly and the relays at the Olympic Games and realizes how tough it will be to get there.
– I have two children and know what it takes to succeed. But it’s not only those that swim the most meters in training that succeed. I have a fantastic family and a good team supporting me. My husband is my coach and have a masseur, a dietician and a mental fitness coach. And I don’t have a problem with bringing the kids to practice. My son Vincent is 6 years old and swims 1000 meters by himself, says Ida.