This top swimmer did not take the finish of his swimming career as the end, but as a new beginning. “Success is never as powerful motivator as is failure, because only failure leads us to the necessary changes and breakthroughs.” Gordan Kožulj is a former Croatian swimmer, a multiple state record breaker, member of HAŠK Mladost. In his sports career he accomplished a number of top athletic achievements, including the title of the American (1998), European (2000, 2001, 2002) and World