Since winning an Olympic gold medal at the 2012 Games, my life’s new goal is to be as healthy as possible, physically and mentally! With an athletic career filled with great success, but also tainted with multiple injuries, I’ve decided that there has to be a healthier way to train. I’m learning all about how our bodies were anatomically designed to move, working on becoming super strong in those movements, and then transferring that knowledge into all my other activities.
I’ve always been adamant about cross training, participating in yoga, pilates, spin classes, ballet, and others. However, mentally I’ve always viewed them as a means to get better/stronger for the water. I want to now look at any activity as a way to become a stronger human being. To excelling in each of the above examples, learning new ways to move, create healthier habits, and then take that into the water.
I am hopeful that not only will I become a stronger human being, but I will be injury free from learning how to become strong through healthy natural movements and from this become an even faster swimmer! I would love the sport of swimming to have a crazy-fast new generation while also being healthy, prosperous, and happy.