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Olympic Swimmers

Dara Torres Explains Why You Won't See Her In Another Olympics

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 07.19.2016 | OWN

As far as retirements go, Dara Torres’ haven’t always stuck. The gold-medal swimmer first retired from the sport after competing in the 1984, 1988...

Former Olympian Paralyzed In Accident Has Approached Her Recovery Like A Total Boss

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 05.16.2016 | OWN

In 1996, swimmer Amy Van Dyken was preparing to compete in her first Olympic Games. Though fiercely competitive by nature, she wasn't expected to emer...

Twitter Saves The Day For Olympic Champ

Posted 08.06.2013 | Weddings

Olympic champ Jessica Hardy won three World Championship medals on Sunday, and she also won back a prized possession -- her engagement ring. The Lo...

Aussie Olympic Swimmer Opens Up About His Sexuality

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Aussie Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe hopes his revealing new autobiography will finally set the record straight about his sexuality as well as other pers...

'I Eat What I Want': 5 Crazy Olympic Training Diets

Mental Floss | Posted 06.28.2012 | Weird News

During the Beijing Olympics, the media had a fridge load of stories about the monstrous 12,000 calorie daily diet that American swimming sensation Mic...

These Olympic Swimmers Repair Their Hair..With A Cheesecake Ingredient?

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

When I use to chemically straighten my thick hair, I'd avoid taking a dip in the swimming pool at any cost just to maintain my perfect 'do. Now that I...