Dana Vollmer is a four-time Olympic Gold Medalist, a heart disease survivor and American Heart Association National Volunteer
Dana was raised in Granbury, Texas and found great swimming success at a young age. At 12 she was the youngest swimmer competing at the 2000 US Olympic Trials. To this day Dana remains at the top of her sport.
At the 2012 London Olympic Games Dana won three gold medals and set two world records. Dana won gold medals in the 800 meter freestyle relay, the 400 meter medley relay and the 100 meter butterfly setting a world record and best time of 55.98. She was the first woman ever to swim the event under 56 seconds.
Dana is an ambassador for the American Heart Association and its Go Red For Women movement. Due to Dana’s experience with a heart condition as a child, she is proud to support AHA in its mission to educate women about heart disease. Dana received a Woman’s Day Red Dress Award in February 2013 for her contributions in the fight against heart disease in women.
Follow Dana on her blog flyingfree.com.
At a young age I was a swimmer with dreams of being an Olympian champion! Then my heart rate wouldn't slow down after races and workouts, and...