Amanda Beard: The Limitation of Labels

Amanda Beard

  “People call these things imperfections, but they’re not, aw, that’s the good stuff. ” – Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting By all outward appearances, Amanda Beard’s life looks like a fairy tale.  As a 3-time Olympian and a 7-time Olympic medalist in swimming, Amanda has accomplished more as a competitive athlete than most people […]

Swim Across America

Swim Across America

Has cancer has impacted your life?  Perhaps it has not affected you directly, but you certainly know of a close family member or a dear friend who is dealing with the disease.  We all want to do what we can to reduce the likelihood that anyone we love has to suffer with this menace. For […]

Brooke Bennett: Starting from Scratch

Brooke Bennett Swimming

Brooke Bennett, appropriately nicknamed “waterbabi’, was destined to be a swimmer.  It was her life.  It defined her. Beginning with swim lessons at 3, joining her first team at 5, and getting Olympic fever at 8, Brooke spent nearly every waking hour in the pool or thinking about how to swim faster.  And that dedication and focus […]

An Olympian’s Path from the Pool to CrossFit

Olympian Adriana Marmolejo

After a career that included participating in three Olympic Games, 75 Mexican national titles, and 50 national records, Adriana (Marmolejo) Schack was forced to retire from competitive swimming.  At only 28 years old, Adriana had destroyed a significant amount of cartilage in her knees which led to multiple surgeries.  It turns out that Adriana’s specialty, […]