She has won nine Olympic medals, including four golds, and won five medals alone in at Sydney in 2000, the Games in which she was the eldest member on the team with her 33 years. On August 1st, 2007 at the age of 40 (just 15 months after giving birth to her first child), she won gold in the 100 meter freestyle at the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, her 14th win at these events. She then followed that up on August 4th, by breaking her own American record in the 50 m freestyle.
She is currently training for the 2008 Summer Olympics and would become the first swimmer to make five Olympic teams and the oldest female Olympic swimmer, at age 41, were she to make the team.
Be sure to watch her qualify on non other than July 4, 2008 televised from Oklahoma. Over 70 of her immediate and extended family will be there to cheer her on. We will be cheering from home.
Bring it home Dara!