Since her first international race at the age of 14, Dara Torres has proven that she is far from your average athlete. As a student at the University of Florida, she earned the maximum possible number of 28 NCAA All-American swimming awards. As the first US swimmer to compete in four Olympic Games, Dara set three World records and won nine Olympic medals, including four gold. In the Sydney Olympic Games alone, after a seven-year break from competitive swimming, Dara won golds in the 400m freestyle and 400m MR and bronzes in the 50 and 100m freestyle and the 100m butterfly. After the 2000 Olympics, Dara retired again to start a family, but dove right back into swimming in the 2006 Masters Nationals where she broke a world record, just three weeks after her daughter’s birth.
Outside of swimming, Dara has made a name for herself as a TV commentator and a print model and was the first athlete to appear in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in 1994. She was a feature correspondent for Good Morning America, worked on-air for ESPN, TNT and Fox News Channel including stints on NHL Cool Shots and Fox Sports Sunday.
Torres is making her comeback and training hard to qualify for the Beijing Olympic Games. Six-time Olympic coach Michael Lohberg described Torres’s drive as “just amazing”, “To make a run at the Olympics for a 40-year-old mother seems totally out of the question …. But Dara is not measured by normal standards. She is truly an exception, defying several laws of life.” (Swimnews.com)
**Dara Torres Speaker**
Dara Torres can speak at any event about her success both in the Olympics and in her life, as well as inspire young female players to continue working their hardest.
**Dara Torres Appearance**
An appearance by Dara Torres at your event can bring a positive image and excitement. She began playing swimming at a young age and has experienced success ever since.
**Dara Torres Endorsement**
A Dara Torres endorsement would help inspire young swimmers both male and female because when they see her endorsing a product or company they will want to be as successful as she has been.
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