February 16, 2012
September 12, 2010
Dara Torres shares her incredible story about defying the odds. As one of the most successful Olympians of all time, Torres experienced tremendous success at the 2008 Beijing Olympics where she was the oldest member of the U.S. Olympic Swim Team. In a presentation filled with humor and inspiration, Torres tells the audience that age and experience are advantages. “Use them to achieve your goals,” she says. She encourages audiences not to give up on their dreams and to fully embrace the sacrifice and dedication required to achieve what may initially seem impossible.
Dara Torres’ inspiring story of competing in the Olympics at age 41 shows us all that no matter how big your dreams are, you’re never too old to achieve them.
Since her first international race at the age of 14, Dara Torres has proven that she is far from your average athlete. Outside of swimming, Torres has made a name for herself as a TV commentator, print model, and as the first athlete to appear in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in 1994. She is author of Age is Just a Number: Achieve Your Dreams At Any Stage In Your Life and Gold Medal Fitness: A Revolutionary Five Week Program, both of which made The New York Times best seller list.