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Dara Torres      

12x Olympic Medalist, Hall of Famer, NY Times Best-Selling Author, Mom & Entrepreneur

Dara Torres, the most decorated US female Olympic athlete of all-time, NY Times best-selling author, fitness advocate, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and mother, started her career on the international stage by breaking her first world record at the age of 15. This incredible feat was accomplished on the way to her first of 5 Olympic appearances, in Los Angeles at the 1984 Games.

Torres who owns 4 Gold, 4 Silver and 4 Bronze medals was never someone that competed for the accolades instead for the challenge of doing what no one else has ever done. That intense passion for the unknown has driven Torres to represent the US from age 15 to age 41. This incredible journey, 26 years on the Olympic stage, has never been accomplished by any other American athlete and serves as the backdrop for Torres’s incredibly motivating speeches delivered to corporations all over the world. As one of the most requested female keynote speakers, Torres captivates audiences with her story of overcoming obstacles such as her age both young and old, injuries, insecurities, eating disorders, being bullied and others on her way to one of the most storied Olympic careers ever. Torres was inducted into the United States Olympic Committee’s Hall of Fame in 2019 along with other iconic Olympic athletes such as Nastia Liukin, Apolo Ohno, and Misty May-Treanor.

During Torres Torres’s career, she was a Wilhelmina model, named the first athlete model featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, hosted the most successful fitness infomercial of all-time the Tae-bo program with Billy Blanks selling over 10 million DVDs, and also worked on Cindy Crawford’s Crepe Erase which generated hundreds of millions of dollars in sales.

Torres has been a spokesperson for hundreds of companies including Toyota, Quaker Oats, Speedo, CaniBrands, Amlactin, and others. Torres is visible regularly on CBS Sports’ We Need To Talk, the first-ever all-female sports talk show that airs nationally, focusing on women’s perspective of sports.

Additionally, Torres is an entrepreneur and has invested in several companies including CaniBrands, a leading CBD company in addition to owning equity in two Barre Method studios. Torres has found being an entrepreneur as challenging and competitive as being an Olympic level athlete.

Torres is involved with several charities as well including Princess Charlene of Monaco’s global initiative on drowning prevention, the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation. Torres travels the globe in support of the Princess and her cause, trying to save children in need of assistance from drowning.

Speech Topics

Health, Fitness & Wellness

"Age Is Just A Number": You're Never Too Old To Chase Your Dream

The Olympic Experience

You're NOT too old to chase your dream

Never Give up your Dream

Dara Torres shares her incredible story about defying the odds. As one of the most successful Olympians of all time, Torres experienced tremendous success at the 2008 Beijing Olympics where she was the oldest member of the U.S. Olympic Swim Team. In a presentation filled with humor and inspiration, Torres tells the audience that age and experience are advantages. “Use them to achieve your goals,” she says. She encourages audiences not to give up on their dreams and to fully embrace the sacrifice and dedication required to achieve what may initially seem impossible.

Women’s Empowerment

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Women’s Issues

The Olympic Experience

You`re NOT to old to chase your dream

Never Give up your Dream

Gold Medal Swimming Champion

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Swimmer Dara Torres is still defying age with exercise - TODAY.com
Dara Torres is used to people making a big deal about her age. She just keeps defying it as she reaches a new milestone: turning 50. At 41, she became the ...

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