NAME: Dara Torres
EVENT: 50m, 100m FR, 4x100m FR, 100m FL, 4x100m IM
BIRTHPLACE: Beverly Hills, Calif.
HOMETOWN: Parkland, Fla.
SCHOOL: University of Florida
OLYMPIC EXPERIENCE: 1984, 1988, 1992, 2000, 2008
OLYMPIC MEDALS: 1984 (gold), 1988 (silver, bronze), 1992 (gold), 2000 (2-gold, 3-bronze), 2008 (3-silver)
SOCIAL SITES: Facebook
PERSONAL NOTES: Dara is known to have the longest successful career of any Olympic swimmer with her 12 Olympic medals and four gold medals.
First American to swim in five Olympics Games...most decorated female athlete at the 2000 Olympic Games with five medals...oldest U.S. swimming gold medalist in history...former world record holder in 50m free...re-emerged onto the swimming scene by coming out of retirement in July of 1999 after seven years away from the sport.
Team USA supporters enjoy camaraderie, competition at Rio 2016 Games
Caryn Maconi Aug. 11, 2016
USOPF donors have seen Phelps, Ledecky, U.S. gymnasts and more win Olympic gold.
Michael Phelps Goes Live On Facebook, Chats With Dara Torres About Joining Her In ‘The Five Club’
Craig Bohnert June 30, 2016
Phelps and Torres are the two U.S. swimmers ever to make five Olympic teams.
These Women Have 12 Olympic Medals Each – And That’s Just Ridiculous
Karen Price March 22, 2016
Swimmers Dara Torres, Natalie Coughlin and Jenny Thompson own a collective 15 Olympic gold medals.
Red, White & Trending: March 11-17
Jamie MacDonald March 18, 2016
Speedskating star Brittany Bowe celebrates St. Patrick's Day in Ireland, Team USA goes green for the holiday (but Charlie White keeps things maize and blue), March Madness breaks out, Ryan Lochte breaks down, Sydney Leroux makes another clever announcement, Jamie Anderson finds home sweet home, Alise Post finds some downtime in the pool and much more.
8 Trailblazing Jewish Athletes Team USA Is Celebrating This Hanukkah
Dec. 08, 2015
Take a look at some of Team USA's most accomplished Jewish athletes.
75 Ways Team USA Athletes Give Back To The World
Lisa Costantini Nov. 15, 2015
Find out how Olympians and Paralympians are making the world a better place, in honor of Philanthropy Day.
The Road To Rio Heads To Boston
Oct. 21, 2015
Tanith White catches up with Ryan Lochte, Nastia Liukin and others as they interact with fans in Boston.
Red, White & Trending: Aug. 7-13
Jamie MacDonald Aug. 14, 2015
Katie Ledecky takes a humble approach, Parapan Am athletes take over Toronto, highlight reel dunks from the best players in the world (and a blind sprinter), and a legend gone too soon.
On The Lighter Side: March 30-April 5
Jamie MacDonald April 06, 2015
A "Wait, what??" moment from Dara Torres, CP3 has two left feet, King James chills, a new USWNT cool-down routine and more.
Dara Torres Encourages Kids To SwimToday
Brandon Penny May 05, 2014
Five-time Olympian advocates swimming as a youth sport