Autobiography | Book
At 22, Natalie has achieved phenomenal success as an international swimming sensation and inspires South Africans through her tireless charity work.
Her leg was amputated after an horrific scooter accident in 2001 and just 124 days later, she was competing against able-bodied swimmers in the Western Province winter gala.
In 2002 Natalie made history swimming the 800m freestyle (able-bodied) final at the Commonwealth Games and was awarded the David Dixon award for outstanding athlete.
Swimming in both able-bodied and disabled events, Natalie has continued to win hearts (and medals) and, most recently, broke another two records at the 2006 Paralympic World Cup in Manchester.
Refusing to give up on her dream, Natalie is now in training for the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Tumble Turn is her story.
Tracey Hawthorne has written and/or contributed to nine non-fiction books and edited upwards of thirty. She writes prolifically on a wide range of subjects for a variety of publications, both locally and abroad.
“This biography – much of it in Natalie’s own words – reveals a humble, earnest, and hard-working athlete, driven by faith and passion for her sport.”
“Hers is a beautiful story of courage, the stuff powerful biographies are made of.”
“Tumble Turn is an inspirational story of the courage and humour required to triumph over adversity.”