In addition to employing her training team of coach Michael Lohberg, a sprint coach, a chiropractor and two masseuses, Torres used resistance stretching trainers, calling it her "secret weapon" for continued success. What she has done is really not measurable." Michael Lohberg, Torres' coach, discussing her winning three Olympic silver medals at the age of 41.
A composed commentator, guest host and strong interviewee, she has appeared on such shows as Fox News, ESPN, CNN, Piers Morgan Tonight, Today Show, Good Morning America, Kelly and Regis, and many others.
Additionally, Dara was the first female athlete ever to be featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and in 2009, won the ESPY award for “Best Comeback.” To add to Dara’s accolades, she was also named one of the “Top Female Athletes of the Decade” by Sports Illustrated Magazine.
Torres is the first swimmer to represent the United States in five Olympic Games (1984, 1988, 1992, 20), and, at age 41, the oldest swimmer to earn a place on the U. Torres has won twelve Olympic medals (four gold, four silver, four bronze), one of three women with the most Olympic women's swimming medals.
The others are fellow Americans Jenny Thompson and Natalie Coughlin. She has also won at least one medal in each of the five Olympics in which she has competed, making her one of only a handful of Olympians to earn medals in five different Games.
This story gets interesting when you combine 1) every single person on Earth is cheering for the 41-year old Torres; 2) Torres thinks everything is cool with Shasha; and 3) Torres lives with and has a child by the guy that was her and Shasha's fertility doctor.
Torres got back into the swim game after 7 years on dry land.
She entered her first international swimming competition at age 14 and competed in her first Olympic Games a few years later in 1984.
At the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, Dara became the oldest swimmer to compete in the Olympic Games.
When she took three silver medals home – including the infamous heartbreaking 50-meter freestyle race where she missed the Gold by 1/100th of a second – America loved her all the more for her astonishing achievement and her good-natured acceptance of the results.