Meet Dara Torres, an Olympic swimmer who has qualified for yet another Olympics at 41-years-old. She’s not just a world class swimmer, she’s a mother and she’s so hot she’s an inspiration for all women who are getting a little older! Read her biography and see photos and a video of her below.
Olympic swimming legend Dara Torres has won a place in the Beijing Summer Olympics. This will be her fifth Olympic games and it comes after her second retirement from the sport. She has been a real swimming phenomenon with repeated comebacks and repeatedly outperforming her younger opponents. At 41-years-old qualified in the women’s 100m freestyle, but says she’ll probably opt for the women’s 50m freestyle if she qualifies for it because it’ll be a better medal opportunity.
Dara Grace Torres was born April 15, 1967 in Los Angeles, California. She is 41-years-old. She is 6′ tall. She attended the Westlake School for Girls in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. The CIF records she set there have yet to be broken. She attended the University of Florida and received 28 All-American honors.
Her father was Jewish. She converted to Judaism before marrying her second husband, Israeli surgeon Itzhak Shasha. She was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.
Torres has competed in five Olympic competitions. She competed in the the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984, the 1988 Seoul Olympics, the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and will compete in the 2008 Olympics. She has won nine career Olympic medals. During her retirement from swimming she has worked as a reporter and announcer for television networks, NBC, ESPN, TNT, OLN and Fox News. She hosts a golf show called the Clubhouse on the Resort Sports Network. She has been a model and in 1994 she was in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
She has a two-year-old daughter, Tessa Grace, who was born in April 2006. Her daughter is with her partner, David Hoffman.