Swimming | USA
Home: Austin, Texas
Olympics: 2000, 2004, 2008
Medal Count: 5
Favorite Athletic Achievement: Held the 100m Butterfly world record from 2003-2009, and fastest textile suit time until 2016.
Personal Achievement: Through coaching young swimmers I have found something I am more passionate about than my own swimming career.
Why I am Inspired to be a RISE Mentor: I love helping athletes overcome hurdles on their path to success.
What would I tell my 13-year-old self: I wish I could go back and tell myself how to enjoy the process as much as I enjoyed the outcome of my hard work.
Favorite way to focus: I like to get waist deep in hard work that I know will serve my goals.
Best way to rest/recover: The best rest day is a day with a guitar in my hands.
Fun Fact: I’m a lefty!
What I do now: I coach club swimming at Western Hills Athletic Club in Austin, Texas
My Favorite Mentoring Moment: Any time I can give an athlete a new tool to help them on their journey.