Dara Torres Keynote Speaker

  • Oldest swimmer to compete in the Olympics at the Beijing Games (2008)
  • Best-selling author, "Age is Just a Number" (2009)
  • Awarded medals in the 1988, 1992, 2000, and 2008 Olympics

Dara Torres's Biography

Dara Torres is arguably the fastest female swimmer in America. She entered her first international swimming competition at age 14 and competed in her first Olympics a few years later in 1984. Dara went on to compete in the 1988, 1992 and 2000 Olympics, gaining medals each time. Four months after the birth of her daughter Tessa in 2006, she began training again for the Olympics.

At age 41, Dara became the oldest swimmer to compete in the Olympics at the Beijing Games in 2008. She went on to win three silver medals, one in the 50m free and the others swimming anchor in the 4x100m free relay and the 4x100m medley relays. In total, she has won 12 medals in her Olympic career.

Her impressive performance in Beijing has inspired many older athletes to consider re-entering competition, including cyclist Lance Armstrong. Dara herself has shown no signs of slowing down any time soon, having competed in the 2009 world swimming competition in Rome.

The first female athlete to grace the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Dara has also appeared as a commentator on such networks as Fox News, ESPN and the Discovery Channel. Her memoir, “Age is Just a Number: Achieve Your Dreams At Any Stage In Your Life” (2009), was listed as one of the top 25 best-selling business books later that year.

Read More

Videos of Dara Torres

Inspirational Speaker (2013)
Inspirational Speaker (2013)
Dara Torres Interview (2013)
Dara Torres Interview (2013)

Check Dara Torres's speaking fees and availability

    Sending your message…

    Please wait, this can take a moment

    Message sent…

    Close

    Please provide your details and we’ll get in touch as soon as possible.

    We can only respond to requests for professional speaking engagements. We are unable to respond to requests for autographs, shoutouts and personalized messages.

    View our related Speakers

    Simon Clark Speaker
    Exclusive
    Simon Clark
    Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and author
    Harper Reed
    Harper Reed Speaker
    Exclusive
    Harper Reed
    Chief Technology Officer, Obama For America 2012
    Jennifer Zhu Scott
    Jennifer Zhu Scott Speaker
    Exclusive
    Jennifer Zhu Scott
    Founding Principal, Radian Partners
    Suzanne Williams Speaker
    Exclusive
    Suzanne Williams
    International Hostage Negotiator
    Jim O’Neill Speaker
    Exclusive
    Jim O’Neill
    Economist and Policy Maker
    Martina Olbert Speaker
    Exclusive
    Martina Olbert
    Humanist, social scientist and global thinker reimagining the future of business, brands and commerce as a force for good and meaningful growth
    Adrian Wooldridge Speaker
    Exclusive
    Adrian Wooldridge
    Global Business Columnist - Bloomberg
    Justin Massa Speaker
    Exclusive
    Justin Massa
    Founder & President, Food Genius, Portfolio Director, IDEO
    Martin Sandbu Speaker
    Exclusive
    Martin Sandbu
    European Economics Commentator, Financial Times
    Basim Al-Ahmadi Speaker
    Exclusive
    Basim Al-Ahmadi
    Political Risk and Strategy Consultant