Emily Seebohm has suggested painting nails and watching The Notebook as a way for female swimmers to bond in the wake of the rowdy male swimmers' bonding sessions which has been in the headlines since the Olympics.
Seebohm has been one of the most vocal critics of the men's relay swimming team who during a bonding session watched The Dark Knight Rises before running up hallways and knocking on other swimmers hotel doors, waking some of them up.
She has admitted being the one to initially lodge a complaint about the men's behaviour which was the prelude to two reports which found a "toxic culture" in Swimming Australia.
Olympic silver medallist Emily Seebohm has some ideas on how the swimming team can bond. Photo: Steve Christo
The Olympic silver medallist said bonding was important in swimming circles and offered up suggestions for female swimmer bonding exercises on ABC 612 Brisbane.
"For girls I think, painting nails and watching movies and crying over movies and watching romantic comedies, all those sort of things are things that I see females doing," she said.
"If I was on a camp and we set some female stuff to do, I'd like to do that."
She listed The Notebook as a movie the women could watch together and defended the need for swimmers to bond after AFL coach Leigh Matthews said it was not important in an individual sport.
"I guess it's up to the individual because swimming is an individual sport anyway but when we get together for a relay it's nice if you know those people and have had a chance to have fun with those people outside of swimming," she said.
"Then you can relate on a different level, I guess you can have more fun in the relay when you have done those sort of things together.
"You know what to say when you're out there to pump them out and get them excited."
Seebohm did not directly address the drama of the men's swimming relay despite fronting media last week to dispute their claims they were in bed by 10.30pm.
Instead, the 20-year-old said she would "love" the swimming teams to be as close NRL and AFL teams.