DARA TORRES

THIS SPEAKER'S SET FEE PLACES HIM/HER WITHIN THE RANGE OF:

$25,001 to $40,000
 
TRAVELS FROM: Florida

VIDEOS:

SPEECH TITLES AND/OR TOPICS

  • Women's Issues
  • Women's Empowerment
  • Never Give Up Your Dream
  • You're Not Too Old To Chase Your Dream
  • Olympic Experience

Categories

Inspiration | Motivation | Olympics | Personal Development | Generations and Demographics

Biography

Dara Torres is arguably the fastest female swimmer in America. She entered her first international swimming competition at age 14 and competed in her first Olympics a few years later in 1984. She went on to compete in the 1988, 1992, and 2000 Olympics, medaling each time. Four months after the birth of her daughter in 2006, she began training again for the Olympics.

At age 41, Ms. Torres became the oldest swimmer to compete in the Olympics at the Beijing Games in 2008. She went on to win three silver medals, one in the 50m free, and the others swimming anchor in the 4x100m free relay and the 4x100m medley relays. In total, she has won 12 medals in her Olympic career.

Dara Torres' impressive performance in Beijing has inspired many older athletes to consider re-entering competition, including cyclist Lance Armstrong. She has shown no signs of slowing down anytime soon. She has not entirely ruled out entering the 2012 London Olympics.

The first female athlete to grace the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Dara Torres has also appeared as a commentator on such networks as Fox News, ESPN, and the Discovery Channel. Her memoir,Age is Just a Number: Achieve Your Dreams At Any Stage In Your Life, was published in April and was listed as one of the top 25 best-selling business books in the month of June 2009.

BOOKS    Search For A Book

  • Age is Just a Number: Achieve Your Dreams at Any Stage In Your Life

Live chat by BoldChat
My Favorite Speakers
 

Similar Speaker

Martin Seligman
Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D., works on learned helplessness, on depression, on optimism and pessimism, and on positive psychology. He is currently Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. He
More>>

Nontombi Naomi Tutu
The challenges of growing black and female in apartheid South Africa has led Nontombi Naomi Tutu to her present as an activist for human rights. Those experiences taught how much we all lose when any of us is judged
More>>

Dayna Steele

Dayna Steele, YourDailySuccessTip.com CEO, brings her fascinating and unique background as a former radio personality for one of Houstonís most popular rock stations to captivated audiences near and far. Her brushes with the famous and infamous eventually led her to
More>>

Kenny Anderson

Kenny J. Anderson has developed a Global leadership program that creates measurable results for organizations and individuals throughout the world. With his Bestselling book, Common Denominators for Success, Anderson focuses on a universal Blueprint for Success
More>>


TRANSLATE:
Cartier's achievements in Fine fake rolex Watchmaking are the fruit of a constantly innovative approach at the service of highly distinctive aesthetics. Its past as an inventor and designer has given rise to a style that favours volume and shapes. The same swiss replica watches drive can be seen in the Maison's technical concepts: their freedom and importance have enabled Cartier to revolutionise the representation of time with replica watches Watchmaking pieces that adhere to the rolex replica Manufacture's highest replica watches uk standards.