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.