Day Job: Physical Education and Swimming Teacher
Part of the British women’s water polo team, Chloe Wilcox gets a personal monthly allowance funded by UK Sport, a British sports agency, and the National Lottery. However, the money is not sufficient to live on, so for the past six years Wilcox worked as a part-time P.E. and swimming teacher at Manchester High School For Girls. All of her teammates are either students or supplementing their allowances with swimming teaching jobs. Having saved up enough money to cover her living expenses in the six months leading up to the Olympics, Wilcox left her job at Christmas to focus full-time on training.