Winner of twelve Olympic medals and the first athlete to appear as a model for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, Dara Torres shattered expectations when making her record fifth U.S Olympic team.
In her second comeback after 6 years away from the pool, Dara has become the oldest female swimmer, at age 41, to make the Olympic team. Competing against girls half her age, she has been unstoppable, breaking the U.S record in the 50m Freestyle multiple times on her way to Beijing.
Competing on the international stage since the age of 14, Dara carried her success to the University of Florida where she earned the maximum 28 possible NCAA All-American swimming awards. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Dara won three Silver medals, two in the 4x100m Freestyle relay and 4x100 Medley relay, and one in the 50m Freestyle race (the highest medal shes ever won in an individual event).
Outside of swimming, Dara has had great success as a TV commentator and a print model, worked as a feature correspondent for Good Morning America, ESPN, TNT and Fox News Channel, including stints on NHL Cool Shots and Fox Sports Sunday.