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Hispanic Heritage Month: Dara Torres

9.20.12.DaraTorres.jpgPhoto by Bryan Allison [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Dara Torres is one of the most decorated competitive swimmers in Olympic history. Torres was born April 15th, 1967 in Beverly Hills, California. Torres attended high school at the Westlake School for Girls where she set California Interscholastic records as a member of the Westlake Swim team. Torres continued her swimming career at the University of Florida at Gainesville. Over the span of her career, she has won twelve medals and competed in 5 Olympics (1984, 1988, 1992, 2000, and 2008.) Five of her medals, including two gold medals, were won at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Torres retired from Olympic competition when she placed fourth in the 50 meter freestyle in the 2012 US Olympic Trials. She remains the first and only swimmer from the United States to compete in five Olympic Events.


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