Daniela Barnea was a swimming mom, meaning she spent years driving her kids to swimming practice, sitting along side the pool and watching. The older they got, the more critical she got, until they finally politely suggested that SHE take up swimming. So, at the age of 60, she did!
Now, at the age of 64, she has more trophies than she knows what to do with. And she’s swimming in a number of differently skilled events and racking up wins in every one.
These days, taking home gold medals doesn’t surprise her anymore, but she recently got the surprise of her life. She got a call from Dove asking if she’d like to star in a commercial. But there was one twist. She would appear nude! So, what did Daniela decide? Listen to the interview to find out!
Editor’s Note: After this interview aired, Daniela wrote Growing Bolder with exciting news — she is now the officially recognized world-record holder in the 200-meter long-course Butterfly for her age group (65-69). Way to go, Daniela!