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Philipp Djang: A Fish Out of Water

Philipp Djang is one of the most decorated swimmers in National Senior Games history. How is he surviving life during the pandemic, which means the end of swim practices? Growing Bolder checks in with him to discuss this and more.

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The Old Fossil

While Graham Johnston might be known as “the old fossil,” he is anything but petrified or prehistoric. This 85-year-old might be called one of the world’s foremost “aqua-tourists.” We catch him action at a swim meet, where he not only sets even more world records, he shares tales from the road and his fascinating life.

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Life in the Fast Lane

With her rainbow swim cap and megawatt smile, swimmer Charlotte Sanddal is hard to miss in the pool. Then when you discover she’s not only a national champion, she’s also 94 years old, you realize you’re never going to forget her.

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Rowdy’s Rio Wrap-Up

Before he left Rio de Janeiro following an historic Olympics for Team USA, three-time Olympic gold medalist and seven-time NBC Olympics swimming broadcaster Rowdy Gaines checks in with Growing Bolder one final time to share his thoughts on the Games.

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Diana Nyad

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Diana Nyad is the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, a feat she accomplished at the age of 64. Find out what adventure she has planned next!

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Swimming Toward a Cure

In his seven years at the helm of U.S. Masters Swimming, outgoing executive director Rob Butcher has helped create a robust organization to support thousands of masters swimmers. His reason for leaving an organization and mission he loves is deeply personal. And it’s why he’s been awarded the 2015 Growing Bolder Inspiration Award.

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Learn to Swim at Any Age

Are you one of the nearly 40 percent of adults who can’t swim the length a pool? U.S. Masters Swimming wants to help you learn to swim at any age. Not only could it lead to your new favorite way to get and stay fit, it just might save your life.

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Making a Splash

Successful aging is all about quality of life. A group of four friends from Jacksonville, Florida show how it’s done. In their 90s, they’re still working, traveling, laughing, loving life and setting world records.

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Jeff Farrell

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Jeff Farrell is the fastest 75+ swimmer who has ever lived but it’s what he did at the 1960 Olympics that is still making waves. He shares the inside story of one of the most amazing stories in Olympic history.

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