Beijing Olympic medalist Caroline Burckle likes this part of the quadrennial. The master’s in sports psychology student at the University of Tennessee won gold at Pan Ams in Rio in 2007 in the 800 free, and gold at the 2005 World Championships in Montreal. She talks about what she saw from the U.S. at Pan Pacs in Australia this time around, what she thinks we might see in Rio, and what her life in academia is really like in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.


Kathleen Baker: Swimming Her Dreams

A lot has changed for Kathleen Baker since the 2012 Olympic Trials. Just 15 at the time, the enormity and pageantry of Trials got the best of her, and she failed to final in any of her events in Omaha. 

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