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Success in London: Path to Rio

January 21, 2014

Recovering and re-establishing my health has become the first step on my latest 4-year journey. I have to wonder, if I put my body first, training in ways that are healthy and give my body the chance to work like it was designed to work, doesn’t it seem logical that better race performance would follow? This approach makes sense to me!

My First Semester in Interior Design!!

December 7, 2013

A new passion of mine has emerged! For the longest time I didn’t know what I wanted to do after I finished swimming. Ever since I was little I constantly moved my furniture around to create a fresh feeling! Honestly, I had always viewed my love of interior design as a hobby, not really a career choice…

Natural Beauty Products!

December 2, 2013

For the past two years I have learned an incredible amount about nutrition when finding out I needed to be gluten and egg free. I learned how to read labels, know the crazy chemical names in ingredient lists, and start to understand the process that goes into packaged processed foods. This next step just made sense. What are the ingredients in the products around my house:

Making the World Championship Team!

July 25, 2013

1st goal: get onto the USA’s World Championship swimming team
2nd goal: to then work to defend my World Championships title!
Goal one accomplished!

My Approach to the 2013 Season

July 21, 2013

It’s been a crazy season for me. Coming off of the Olympics, taking some time off, and then getting back into training only a few months before the big World Championship Trials. During my time away from the pool this fall I had time to really think about my life and my swimming career.