At the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, Olympic Speaker Dara Torres became the oldest swimmer to compete in the Olympic Games. She took three silver medals home, including the heartbreaking 50-meter freestyle race, where she missed the Gold by 1/100th of a second. America loved her all the more for her astonishing achievement and her good-natured acceptance of the results.
Today, Dara is a highly sought after Motivational Keynote Speaker for corporate conferences, leadership summits, fundraisers and especially women’s conferences.
As of 2019, this sports speaker was inducted into the United State Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame among other Olympic legends.
In total, the Olympic swimmer has competed in five Olympic Games and has won 12 medals in her entire Olympic career. Her impressive performance in Beijing and her attempt at the 2012 London Olympic Games has inspired many older athletes to consider re-entering competition. In addition, this hall of fame speaker won medals after giving birth to her daughter at age 41 years old. Olympians who are moms are far to none making Dara all the more special.
Aside from her amazing accomplishments in the pool, Dara has talents on dry land as well. She has appeared on such shows as Fox News, ESPN, CNN, Piers Morgan Tonight, Today Show, Good Morning America, Kelly and Regis, and many others.
Additionally, Dara was the first female athlete ever to be featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and in 2009, won the ESPY award for “Best Comeback.” To add to Dara’s accolades, she was also named one of the “Top Female Athletes of the Decade” by Sports Illustrated Magazine.
Now a top-selling author, her memoir, “Age is Just a Number: Achieve Your Dreams at Any Stage in Your Life,” published in April 2009 and was listed as one of the top 25 best-selling business books by June. Her second book, “Gold Medal Fitness: A Revolutionary 5-Week Program” hit stands in May 2010 and is now a New York Times Best-Seller.
In addition to her success in the pool and being a New York Times Best Selling author, Dara is a female entrepreneur owning and teaching Barre Method in Boston and around the country.
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