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Kim Vandenberg

Sport: Swimming | USA

Home: Brooklyn, New York

Olympics: 2008

Medals: Bronze, 4x200 Free Relay

Favorite Athletic Achievement:Olympic Medal, World Championship medal, Pan American Games medals, French and USA National Champion

Personal Achievement: My close relationships with my friends and family

Why I am Inspired to be a RISE Mentor: Helping younger athletes

What would I tell my 13-year-old self:  To believe in myself more

Favorite way to focus: Meditation

Best way to rest/recover: Yoga

Fun Fact: I play piano, paint and write

What I do now: Write, Teach Swimming, Speak at events, Photoshoots, Paint, and yoga!

My Favorite Mentoring Moment: When my athletes feel confident in themselves!