Name: Amy Van Dyken
Sport: Swimming
DOB: 2/15/1973
Birthplace: Denver, Colo.
Hometown: Denver, Colo.
High School: Cherry Creek High School (Denver, Colo.)
College: Colorado State University
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (1996, 2000); six-time Olympic medalist (6 golds)
  • Atlanta 1996, gold (50-meter freestyle, 4x100 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 4x100 medley)
  • Sydney 2000, gold (4x100 freestyle, 4x100 medley)
Personal: Daughter of Becky and Don Can Dyken...Father served as a president of a computer software company...One of three children...Suffered from asthma and allergies that prevented her from going on school field trips and similar activities...Began swimming at age 6 to combat her asthma because of the beneficial moisture in the air and the breath control it required...Was named Colorado Swimmer of the Year in high school...Originally attended the University of Arizona, but transferred to Colorado State University...Married Tom Rouen, former punter for the Denver Broncos...Began competing in triathlons...Worked part-time as a sports reporter for a Denver television station...Has been featured on a multitude of television talk shows like “Late Show with David Letterman” and the “Rosie O’Donnell Show”...Was paralyzed in an ATV accident in 2014...Was part of a milk advertisement that was photographed by Annie Leibovitz.