When life gets tough, you have to get tougher. This week’s guests, including the legendary Connie Francis, hope their stories of survival, determination and reinvention will inspire you to never, ever give up on life.

Singer Connie Francis has lived a life full of terrible lows and exhilarating highs. She shares what lessons she’s learned, dishes on her legendary career and explains why she’s such a passionate advocate for those suffering from mental illness.

Frederic Franklin is 96 years old and STILL performing with the American Ballet Theatre. Find out his secrets to not only making it to your golden years, but still living well during them. He explains what drives him to still get on stage and to stay involved with the next generation of dancers.

She was in her late 40s, dealing with an ugly divorce, deeply in debt and very overweight. But then Lisa Fisco had her aha moment. Now, she’s training hard to make the 2012 Olympics team. Find out how she dramatically reinvented her life.

Web man Dan Beach loves the ’70s. Not the decade with the bell bottoms — the one he’s currently experiencing. We take you Inside the Story with a true rock and roll insider and a master of the Web. Click here to see how this 73-year-old techie is making Webpages for the stars and proving there’s always more to learn in life.

And finally, Growing Bolder CEO Marc Middleton recently took his suit and his video camera to the U.S. Masters National Swimming Championships in Atlanta. He returned with dozens of new friends, four medals and one story about an amazing competition and a great organization helping men and women from 18 to 100 prove it’s not about age, it’s about attitude. Click here to watch the story.

In this week’s Growing Bolder Radio Show, we also catch up with Rob Butcher, the executive director of U.S. Masters Swimming Association. He explains why swimming can be a sport for life and how it’s one of the best things you can do to live a long and healthy life.