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Rebecca Soni

Sport: Swimming | USA

Home: Bend, OR

Olympics: Beijing 2008, London 2012

Medals: 3 Gold / 3 Silver

Favorite Athletic Achievement: Being named captain of the 2012 Women's Olympic Swim Team

Personal Achievement: Building a business (RISE!) out of an idea 5+ years ago with Caroline.

Why I am Inspired to be a RISE Mentor: Knowing that I have the opportunity to impact young athletes in ways I wished I could have had earlier in my athletic career. Plus, I love getting to know athletes and watch their journey.

What would I tell my 13-year-old self:  Just have fun with it… it’s ok to relax

Favorite way to focus: Slow deep conscious breathing.

Best way to rest/recover: A walk in the woods

Fun Fact: I grew up speaking Hungarian, and learned English when I went to school.

What I do now: I run RISE Athletes with Caroline, I enjoy hiking, running, skiing, exploring the mountains with my 2 pups, I travel, and do lots of yoga!

My Favorite Mentoring Moment: Helping an athlete understand the internal motivation, the reason they do what they do, and seeing that lightness and happiness that results.