Sport: Swimming | USA
Home: Saunderstown, Rhode Island
Olympics: 2008, 2012, 2016
Medals: Bronze: 200 backstroke / Silver 4x100 Medley Relay
Favorite Athletic Achievement: Making my first Olympic Team as a 15 year old, and winning two Olympic medals.
Personal Achievement: Graduating the University of Florida with a 3.9 GPA.
Why I am Inspired to be a RISE Mentor: I want to be the role model I needed when I was a teenager that wasn’t there. I want to inspire athletes from all walks of life and help instill confidence and belief within them.
What would I tell my 13-year-old self: Stop worrying about what everyone else is doing and focus on what works best for YOU.
Favorite way to focus: Meditation
Best way to rest/recover: Sitting on the beach with a book in my hands.
Fun Fact: I play the violin and piano!
What I do now: I run clinics and give speeches to swim teams and companies throughout the nation, and travel for fun!
My Favorite Mentoring Moment: Having one of my girls call me personally to say they reached their goals and that I was a huge part of their success.