Sport: Swimming | USA
Home: Weehawken, NJ
Olympics: 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing
Favorite Athletic Achievement: Current American Record Holder , 400 IM. Former World Record Holder, 400 IM. 3 time Olympic Medalist.
Personal Achievement: Marrying the love of my life.
Why I am Inspired to be a RISE Mentor: It inspires me to empower as many young athletes as possible with the knowledge and wisdom I wish I had at that age.
What would I tell my 13-year-old self: Live in the present
Favorite way to focus: Laughing
Best way to rest/recover: Watching Netflix and snuggling with my French bulldog
Fun Fact: I cut my brother’s umbilical cord!
What I do now: I work for Equinox as an Account Executive for Corporate Wellness
My Favorite Mentoring Moment: Speaking with a younger swimmer about how to handle nerves and how to embrace the nervous and scary feelings. It helped her crush her next event without the same level of fear!