PHOENIX, Arizona, May 8. FOUR-TIME Olympian Roland Schoeman wants to be the first South African to attend five Olympic Games, and the 32-year-old talks about that and his life outside the pool in a segment for South African lifestyle show “Top Billing.”
The segment was filmed last month in the week before Schoeman participated in the South African world championship trials. A large portion of the seven-minute segment focuses on his relationship with model Rachel Mortenson, who brought her daughter Ruby to South Africa.
In the video, Mortenson and Schoeman talk about moving to Miami during a picnic at a South African zoo, discuss modeling together during a photo shoot and how they met as Schoeman swam a brief workout in the pool.
Schoeman will swim the 50 free at the world championships this summer in Barcelona. He was the 2005 world champion in the event, posting what was then the second-fastest performance in history. He has been a consistent performer in the event, making the final at the Olympic Games in 2004, 2008 and 2012.