Caeleb Dressel's "O" or 24-hour day plan, with his daily activities making up segments of the "O" and a photo of him in its center.

Day in the Life: Caeleb Dressel, Swimmer

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Day in the Life: Caeleb Dressel, Swimmer Keep an eye out for Caeleb Dressel in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games! Dressel is a swimming phenom with sprinting prowess (Swim Swam, n.d.). He is going to compete in the freestyle and butterfly events (Martinelli, 2020). Interestingly, swimming finesse runs in his family, as his three siblings are all competitive swimmers as well. Over …

Adam Peaty

Day in the Life: Adam Peaty

Owaves Team Swimmer

Day in the Life: Adam Peaty   “I’m a massive believer that all areas of your life need to be equal for you to perform at your best. Lifestyle, family, and friendships. If one is out then you are not going to be at that level.” These are the words of world-renowned breaststroker Adam Peaty — and no one does it better …

Phelipe Rodrigues

Day in the Life: Phelipe Rodrigues

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Day in the Life: Phelipe Rodrigues Phelipe Rodrigues is a Paralympic swimmer born in Recife, Brazil. He was born with clubfoot and had two surgeries at just four weeks old. As a result, he began swimming at just 8 months old as physiotherapy and hasn’t stopped swimming since!  He has won over 10 different medals while participating in Paralympic sports.   View …

Laurrie "McClain" Hermes

Day in the Life: Laurrie “McClain” Hermes

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Day in the Life: Laurrie “McClain” Hermes When Laurrie “McClain” Hermes was 8 years old, she had four emergency eye surgeries due to retina detachments. She is now completely blind in the right eye and only has a 5 degree field of vision in her left eye. She describes her vision as “seeing through a straw with wax paper over it.” Despite …

Michellie Jones

Day in the Life: Michellie Jones

Owaves Team Cyclist, Health Coach, Olympian, Personal Trainer, Swimmer, Track & Field, Triathlete Leave a Comment

Day in the Life: Michellie Jones Michellie Jones is an Australian triathlete whose most recent accomplishments include induction into the Australian Sports Hall of Fame, International Triathlon Union (ITU) Hall of Fame, and Triathlon Australia Hall of Fame. Michellie’s awesome track record includes an Ironman World Championship and an Olympic Silver Medal. She has big love for horses and all things fitness. …

Katie Ledecky

Day in the Life: Katie Ledecky, Olympic Swimmer

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Day in the Life: Katie Ledecky, Olympic Swimmer Katie Ledecky is a 5X Olympic gold medalist, 15X world champion, and multiple world-record holder for Team USA women’s swimming (Team USA, n.d.). When she was just a freshman in high school, she qualified for the 2012 London Games by achieving an Olympic-trials record in the 800-meter freestyle. In doing so, she became the …

Sophia Herzog

Day in the Life: Sophia Herzog

Royan Paralympian, Swimmer Leave a Comment

Day in the Libreaststrokerzog Sophia Herzog is a Paralympic silver medalist and Team USA Swimmer. At four feet tall, she towered over her competition in the 100m breast stroke at Rio. Sophia resides in the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center and was on the U.S. Paralympics Swimming Emerging Team twice in her career before making the national team in 2015. Herzog was …

Rudy Garcia-Tolson

Day in the Life: Rudy Garcia-Tolson

Royan Paralympian, Swimmer, Triathlete Leave a Comment

Day in the Life: Rudy Garcia-Tolson Paralympic Gold Medalist, World Record Holder and Ironman Triathlete Rudy Garcia-Tolson is on the #RoadToRio, competing in his fourth Paralympic Games. Rudy will be a favorite for gold in the men’s swimming 200IM and 100m breaststroke competitions. Since his first Paralympic Games in 2004 at the age of 16, Rudy has become an ambassador for Paralympic …

Michael Phelps

Day in the Life: Michael Phelps

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Day in the Life: Michael Phelps The Road to Rio got a lot shinier with Michael Phelps’ re-emergence from retirement… The eighteen gold medals doesn’t count his four additional silver and bronze achievements. Since the age of seven, Michael Phelps has been swimming competitively and even went through a five-year streak during his teenage years training every single day, 365 days a …