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Dara Torres is known for her age-defying athletic ability. By age 14, she had set her first world record in swimming, and at age 41 she was the oldest swimmer to earn a spot on the United States Olympic team. Torres came to the University of Florida on an athletic scholarship in 1985 and earned 28 All-American swimming honors, the maximum number possible during a collegiate career. She went on to set two additional world records as a five-time Olympian and 12-time Olympic medalist.
Her career of longevity and greatness has placed her among the greatest swimmers of all time. She is the first and only swimmer to represent the United States in five Olympic Games, and is among only a handful of athletes to have earned at least one medal in every Olympics she competed. After three major comebacks, she officially retired from swimming in 2008 and currently co-hosts We Need to Talk on CBS Sports Network, TV's first all-female sports talk show.