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Men's Swimming and Diving Team Members Attend Speech by Four-Time Gold Medalist Torres

Pictured: Members of the Harvard men's swimming and diving team with four-time Olympic gold medalist Dara Torres.
Photo courtesy: Kirkland House


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. --
Several members of the Harvard men's swimming and diving team attended a speech by four-time Olympic gold medalist Dara Torrest at Kirkland House, as part of the "Conversations with Kirkland" series, Feb. 2.

The 12-time Olympic medalist spoke about her experiences competing in five different Olympic Games.  At the age of 41, Torres, who had been eight years between Olympic appearances, won three silver medals at the Beijing Games, two in the 4x100 freestyle relay and 4x100 medley relay, as well as the 50m freestyle race.

Outside of the water, Torres also discussed her time working as a TV commentator for Good Morning America, ESPN, TNT and Fox News Channel.  Last year, she was named one of the Top Female Athletes of the Decade by Sports Illustrated and won the Best Comeback Award at the 17th annual ESPY Awards. In addition, she is currently working on her second fitness book to be released this upcoming summer.