Name: Dara Torres
Sport: Swimming
Discipline(s): Swimming
Event(s): 50-meter Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 400 Freestyle Relay, 100 Butterfly, 4x100 Individual Medley
DOB: 4/15/1967
Birthplace: Beverly Hills, Calif.
Hometown: Parkland, Fla.
High School: Mission Viejo High School
College: University of Florida
Olympic Experience
  • Five-time Olympian (1984, 1988, 1992, 2000, 2008); 12-time Olympic medalist (4 golds, 4 silvers, 4 bronzes)
  • Los Angeles 1984, gold (400-meter freestyle relay)
  • Seoul 1988, silver (400 medley relay), bronze (400 freestyle relay), 7th (100 freestyle)
  • Barcelona 1992, gold (400 freestyle relay)
  • Sydney 2000, gold (400 medley relay, 400 freestyle relay), bronze (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 100 butterfly)
  • Beijing 2008, silver (50 freestyle – American record, 400 freestyle relay – American record, 400 medley relay – American record)
Personal: Daughter of Edward Torres and Marylu Kauder...Won the ESPY award for “Best Comeback” in 2009... Named one of the “Top Female Athletes of the Decade” by Sports Illustrated Magazine…A top-selling author, her memoir, “Age is Just a Number: Achieve Your Dreams at Any Stage in Your Life,” was published in 2009, and was listed as one of the top 25 best-selling business books…Published a second book, “Gold Medal Fitness: A Revolutionary 5-Week Program” in 2010, which became a New York Times best seller…Was the first female athlete ever to be featured in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue...Has one daughter, Tessa.