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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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.
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.
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.
Long-time NBC swimming analyst, three-time Olympic gold medalist and Growing Bolder contributor Rowdy Gaines checks in with us via Skype from Rio to preview this summer’s games.
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!
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.
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.
Proving that it’s never too late, Mieko Nagaoka became not only the fastest, but the first centenarian ever to swim 1,500 meters in a 25-meter pool.
When DeEtte Sauer decided to lose weight, she not only transformed her life, she also discovered a hidden talent that’s now a major part of her life.
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.
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.