Larry's Look | Catching up former Olympian Summer Sanders

Larry's Look | Catching up former Olympian Summer Sanders

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on September 16, 2013 at 8:26 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Summer Sanders pursues and achieves excellence in all facets of her career, whether it’s in front of the camera or in the swimming pool.

At the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Sanders emerged as the most decorated U.S. swimmer, winning two gold medals swimming the Butterfly, a silver medal, and a bronze medal.

She is one of the rare athletes who was able to transition from competition in the pool to working on-camera on a variety of sports and other topics.

In two years at Stanford, Sanders compiled six individual NCAA titles and four relay championships. Sanders earned back-to-back NCAA Swimmer of the Year awards, and propelled Stanford to a National Championship in 1992. If Sanders busy schedule was not enough, she often finds time to stop by pools, and talks with young fans aspiring to be just like her.

Speaking to a younger generation is why Summer was on Larry’s Look this morning. 
Now, Sanders is teaming up with the U.S. tennis association to promote a unique campaign to encourage kids to get involved in sports. 

For the first time in history, this generation of children are expected to live five years less than their parents. Physical inactivity is an epidemic.

Summer talked about her passion to get kids active and tennis is one way to do that. She also spoke about running the Boston Marathon and how that tragedy has affect her life.

Being a champion swimmer was also something Summer was asked about this morning.
 

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