Hello Everyone! Most of my life has been about pursuing my Olympic dreams and challenging myself physically and mentally. I love having the opportunities to learn more about working out, quality of movement, efficiency, and any ways to get faster in the pool!
My mom had me on the pool deck before I could even walk! At a young age swimming became my love, my life, and my passion.
At 12 years old I was the youngest competitor at the 2000 Olympic Trials. While I was a competitive little one, I had no idea what swimming had in store for me and would have never imagined that it would eventually be my professional career. Since 2001 I have had the honor of being one of the top female swimmers in the United States and, as of late, the world. In that time span I have racked up many airline miles and numerous accolades in the pool, most notably four Olympic gold medals including an individual world record on the sport’s biggest stage.
My first taste of gold was as a 16 year-old at the 2004 Athens Games, my United States team won the 800m freestyle relay. However, my major breakthrough came this past summer at the 2012 London Games. I added three gold medals, setting a world record en route to capturing the gold in the 100-meter butterfly.
Now the journey begins to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games!