#169 veteran swimmer

The swimmer whom I have been looking out for is Dara Torres who continues competitive swimming at the age of 41, won the silver medal in 50m freestyle at the Olympics losing out to a much younger German Britta Steffen.

Dara Torres returned to competitive swimming in year 2000 after 8 years of retirement. One of her secret weapons was resistance stretching invented by Bob Cooley — the flexibility regiment. 

For her, age is just a number and not cap limit on one’s dream and aspiration. She has set precedence for women to remain in competitive swimming inspite of age and family responsibilities. She has a 15-month-old baby and receiving quality time training for the Olympics.

She has helped the world to realise that quality training is more important…

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