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

Owaves Team Paralympian, Swimmer Leave a Comment

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 …

Katie Ledecky

Day in the Life: Katie Ledecky

Royan Olympian, Swimmer Leave a Comment

Day in the Life: Katie Ledecky   Katie Ledecky is a 5X Olympic gold medalist, 9X world champion, and multiple world-record holder for Team USA women’s swimming at just 19 years of age… What goes into her daily 24 hours to keep her so far ahead of the pack? Below is an inside glimpse into Katie’s average training day heading into Rio …

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 …

Mariya Koroleva

Day in the Life: Mariya Koroleva

Royan Olympian, Swimmer Leave a Comment

Day in the Life:Mariya Koroleva   Mariya Koroleva is a Team USA Synchronized Swimmer, 2X Olympian and Stanford alum. She competes in the duet with teammate Anita Alvarez and finished among the top ten at Rio 2016. Mariya’s been swimming for 17 years and has been on the national team for nine. She is a proud graduate of Stanford University with a …

Brittany Broben

Day in the Life: Brittany Broben

Royan Olympian, Swimmer Leave a Comment

Day in the Life: Brittany Broben   The youngest athlete on the Australian Olympic Team at the London 2012 Games, 16-year-old Brittany Broben showed remarkable poise to block out the pressures of Olympic competition and bring home silver in the 10m platform event. Broben got into diving at the age of 11 after Olympic gold medallist Chantelle Newbery encouraged her to trial …

Karine Thomas

Day in the Life: Karine Thomas

Royan Olympian, Swimmer Leave a Comment

Day in the Life: Karine Thomas   Karine Thomas is an Olympic athlete on the Canadian National Team and 3X Gold-Medalist at the Pan-Am Games. She placed fourth in the London 2012 Summer Games during the synchronized swimming team event and will be competing with Jacqueline Simoneau in the Rio duet event. The two took gold together in the 2015 Pan-Am Games …

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 …