40-year-old swimmer Dara Torres won the 100 meter freestyle at the USA Swimming National Championships in Indiana today. This after taking a seven year hiatus from swimming and 17 months after giving birth to her daughter Tessa Grace.
Dara is the first American swimmer to compete in four Olympics: 1984, 1988, 1992, and 2000. She has won nine Olympic medals, five of those medals she won at the Sydney Olympic games in 2000. Back then she was the oldest member on the team at 33 years of age. She’s hoping to earn a spot on the American team next year and make a fifth trip to the Olympics. If she is to make the team next summer, she will become the oldest Olympic swimmer at age 41.
Not bad for a 40-year-old…Congrats!
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