Dara Torres has now made five US Olympic Swim Teams and won a medal each time. At age 41, she won her first individual Olympic silver medal in the 50m freestyle and also took silver in the medley relay.
- DOB: Apr 15, 1967
- HEIGHT: 6' 0" (182.9 cm)
- HOMETOWN: Los Angeles, Calif.
- RESIDENCE: Parkland, Fla.
- COACHED BY: Michael Lohberg
- College: Florida '90
- College Major: Telecommunications
- Job Outside of Swimming: Had a successful television career, including a stint as host of "Extreme Step," a segment of the Discovery Channel's science and technology show, "The Next Stop"; has worked on-air for ESPN, TNT and Fox News
- Parents: Edward and Marylu
- Sibling(s): Four brothers: Mike, Kirk, Rick and Brad; one sister: Lara
- Sports Played Before Swimming: Volleyball, basketball
- Hobbies Outside the Pool: Playing with her daughter, Tessa; playing sports
- Most Influential Person: Father; "he worked hard and was very dedicated."
- Has one daughter (Tessa) who was born in April 2006; "right now this little girl has all my attention, and I think we're both liking that!"
- serves as a spokesperson for the Tae-Bo workout videotapes
- became the first Olympic athlete to appear with supermodels in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue in 1994
- was part of President George W. Bush’s Inaugural ceremonies as a speaker and host at various activities
- Favorites: Movie:
- Chariots of Fire
- t.v. show: CSI
- music: classic rock