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Betsey Armstrong

Sport: Waterpolo | USA

Home: Rhinebeck, New York

Olympics: Beijing 2008, London 2012


Favorite Athletic Achievement: Winning a gold medal at the London Olympic Games is my most proud athletic achievement because of all of the personal and team growth that took place to get to that moment.

Personal Achievement: My amazing, inspiring, sweet, passionate, energetic three year old son, Frankie. My amazing family, and learning how to be a mother.

Why I am Inspired to be a RISE Mentor: I am constantly inspired by the opportunity to create a positive impact in the world specifically through sports. Having been an athlete my entire life I have experience, seen, and accomplished so much through sport, and love contributing to a culture in which young athletes can thrive.

What would I tell my 13-year-old self:  You will sometimes fail, but that doesn't define you or who you will become. You are strong, capable, beautiful, and tough and you can handle and thrive in hard circumstances.

Favorite way to focus: Journaling and Yoga

Best way to rest/recover: Sleeping

Fun Fact: I was the first female Olympic water polo player to attend a college outside of the state of California.

What I do now: Currently I coach with USA Water Polo's Olympic Development Program, teach yoga to collegiate athletes, take care of my children, and write as much as possible

My Favorite Mentoring Moment: When my athletes directly utilize the work that we do and come back to their next call over the moon with the impact, change, and differences they notice.