Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Dara Torres, American record holder in the 50 free, turns 41 today!

Dara Torres turns 41 today and her is a profile article: "...Torres began training to qualify for the 2008 Olympics for the U.S. Women’s Swim Team for the 50 and 100 freestyle. The trials will be held in July in Omaha, Nebraska. Only two swimmers in each category will qualify. The Olympic Games begin August 8 in Beijing.

Torres swims five days a week and lifts weights four days a week at the Coral Springs Aquatic Center in preparation for the upcoming trials and to keep up with the younger swimmers.

“A benefit is having a coach like Michael who knows what I can and cannot do with my age. Also, it is a lot about recovery. I get massages and do stretching exercises after every training session to recover from a day’s work,” she said. ..." [Link]

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