With all due respect to the dozen former Olympians and more than 1,000 other competitors, the swimmer with the largest and loudest fan support at the U.S. Masters Swimming national championships was a 71-year-old woman from Minnesota named Ann.

What’s her story? Find out how she’s inspiring everyone who meets her to keep chasing dreams and to never, ever give up. Plus, she offers advice for others over 70 who think they’re too old to get active.

We met other swimming superstars at the USMS Nationals. Check out:

Beating Cancer, One Lap at a Time

Siphiwe Baleka: In For the Long Haul

— 96-Year-Old Swimmer Enjoying Life’s Little Miracles