During the 2004 Olympics, Americans ruled the pool, winning 12 golds and 28 medals overall. While the focus was often on Michael Phelps, our spotlight was on Natalie Coughlin.Perhaps the most versatile swimmer in the world and one of the most dominant, Coughlin won five medals in Athens, equaling the most by an American female swimmer at one game.
Three years later, Natalie remains in fantastic form having just lowered her own world record in the 100m backstroke at the FINA World Cup in Singapore. This follows a great World Championships earlier this year in Melbourne where she won 5 medals, 2 Gold and lowered her own world record in the 100m backstroke long course.Check out this podcast where she tells us how she got into swimming and what she does out of the pool. Download via iTunes or speedo.com/podcasts.