Hall of Fame About Us

DARA TORRES TO LAUNCH HER NEW BOOK AT THE YMCA NATIONALS IN FORT LAUDERDALE
APRIL 5TH, AT THE HALL OF FAME
Unique Opportunity for YMCA Athletes and Parents to Meet an American Hero Fort Lauderdale

From legendary Olympic gold medalist Dara Torres comes a motivational, inspirational memoir about staying fit, aging gracefully, and pursuing your dreams. Dara Torres captured the hearts and minds of Americans of all ages when she launched her Olympic comeback as a new mother at the age of forty-one—years after she had retired from competitive swimming and eight years since her last Olympics. When she took three silver medals in Beijing —including a heartbreaking .01-second finish behind the gold medalist in the women’s 50-meter freestyle— America loved her all the more for her astonishing achievement and her good-natured acceptance of the results. Now, in Age Is Just a Number, Dara reveals how the dream of an Olympic comeback first came to her—when she was months into her first, hard-won pregnancy. With humor and candor, Dara recounts how she returned to serious training—while nursing her infant daughter and contending with her beloved father’s long battle with cancer. Dara talks frankly about diving back in for this comeback; about being an older athlete in a younger athletes’ game; about competition, doubt, and belief; about working through pain and uncertainty; and finally— about seizing the moment and, most important, never giving up. A truly self-made legend, her story will resonate with women of all ages—and with anyone daring to entertain a seemingly impossible dream.

DARA TORRES will be at the International Swimming Hall of Fame for a book signing for participants in the YMCA National Championships and their families, on Sunday, April 5th, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Dara will be appearing courtesy of her publisher Broadway Books, a division of Random House, Inc., and will only be permitted to sign books purchased on the day of the event and through ISHOF and no other memorabilia or articles.

About ISHOF: The International Hall of Fame, established in 1965, is a not-for-profit educational organization located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Its mission is to inspire everyone to be a swimmer by promoting the benefits and importance of swimming as a key to fitness, good health, quality of life, and the water safety of all adults and children.

Greg LouganisEraldo

One Hall of Fame Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 | 954.462.6536 | All Rights Reserved |  Home |  Contact Us