Dara Torres is the winner of twelve Olympic medals, the first athlete to appear as a model for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, a successful broadcaster, and a doting mother of a two-year old daughter.
In her second comeback after six years away from the pool, Dara shattered expectations by becoming the oldest female swimmer, at age 41, to make the Olympic team and a record fifth team appearance. Competing against girls half her age, she was unstoppable. 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. She is the holder of three World Records, the first of which she broke at age 14.