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.