After spending time "off the grid" to ponder his next move, Olympic swimming champion Kyle Chalmers has found a solution to his training dilemma in his own backyard.
Well, beside his house to be exact.
With swimmers forced to get creative in self isolation to stay on track for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, Chalmers will install a makeshift flume pool next to his Adelaide home as he plots his 100m freestyle title defence.
"It has a powerful jet to swim against and I get to custom design it to my preferences," Chalmers told World Swimming Magazine.
"Where I live in Glenelg we don't have huge backyards. In fact in my place I actually don't have a backyard.
"So we had to take out part of my garden and put a cement slab down to be able to house it for the time being down the side of my house."
After pools were closed due to coronavirus last month, Chalmers needed to think outside the box.
Still, Chalmers surprised many with his next move.
He decided to leave his Glenelg home and spend two weeks roughing it on a property near the South Australian fishing village of Streaky Bay, more than seven hours away, armed with a spear gun, wetsuit and swag.
He used the time away to contemplate a training solution but returned home with self isolation measures enforced - and promptly found his answer.
His coach Peter Bishop got in contact with a Queensland-based container pools company who will install the custom flume pool in the next month.
"It's a huge stress off my mind and that really was my biggest concern not being able to swim for six months," Chalmers said.
"I'm so grateful that the company has jumped on board and are willing to support me through it.
"They are going to put my signature on the bottom on the pool which is pretty cool and I'll add a few of my own touches to it so it will really feel like my own.
"It will make the time go that much quicker and it's one less thing I don't have to worry about."
Australian Associated Press