Dara Torres joins Westwood One as an analyst for swimming at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
An Olympic icon, Torres is considered one of the greatest female competitive swimmers of all-time. Dara has competed in an unprecedented five Olympic Games and won a total of 12 Olympic medals.
She entered her first international swimming competition at age 14 and competed in her first Olympic Games a few years later in 1984. At the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, Dara became the oldest swimmer ever to compete in the Olympic Games at age 41. She took home three silver medals, including the heartbreaking 50-meter freestyle race where she missed another gold medal by a mere 1/100th of a second. America has fallen in love with Dara for her astonishing accomplishments and her composure in the face of defeat.
Her impressive performance in Beijing and her attempt at the 2012 London Olympic Games has inspired many older athletes to consider re-entering competition. Her incredible strength, endurance and dedication to health and fitness has also made her a role model for women of all ages who strive to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Aside from her feats in the pool, Dara has become a regular guest on top TV and radio networks such as Fox News, ESPN, CNN, Today Show, Kelly and Regis, and Good Morning America. Dara was the first female athlete ever to be featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, won the 2009 ESPY award for “Best Comeback,” and was named one of the “Top Female Athletes of the Decade” by Sports Illustrated.
Her memoir, “Age is Just a Number: Achieve Your Dreams at Any Stage in Your Life,” was published in April 2009 and her second book, “Gold Medal Fitness: A Revolutionary 5-Week Program” is a New York Times Best-Seller.
In 2014, Dara introduced her own health and fitness app sharing her gold medal workout secrets for fitness enthusiasts of all levels. She now travels the country as a Motivational Speaker for corporate conferences, leadership summits, fundraisers and more.
Dara is currently a featured correspondent on the Gracie Award winning CBS Sports TV show, “We Need to Talk”, a sports show made up of all-female panelists discussing the latest in sports news.
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