According to an open letter to family, friends and fans, two-time Olympian Megan Jendrick retired from competition Tuesday at the age of 29. She will now shift her focus to the business side of swimming, working to build the swimming camp and clinic company she started with her husband, Nathan, almost 10 years ago.
Jendrick is probably best known for her performance at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. Then 16 and competing under the surname Quann, Jendrick brashly predicted she would win gold in the 100m breaststroke and promptly made good on her promise. She followed that up with another gold in the 400m medley relay and found herself on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Over the course of her career, she has won 10 medals on the international scene, including a silver in the 400m medley relay (prelims) at the 2008 Games in Beijing, and a silver in the 200m breast at the 2007 FINA World Championships.
For more information about her retirement, read her letter on acquaswim.com. For more information about her career, check out her bio.