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Dara Torres


Legendary women’s swimmer for team USA who competed in five consecutive Summer Olympic online games, an all-time record. She began swimming after pursuing her brothers towards the YMCA. She earned 28 NCAA honours while at the College or university of Florida, including three NCAA specific nationwide championships. She offered delivery to her girl, Tessa Elegance, in 2006. She and Michael Phelps possess both arranged many swimming information for america.

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Full Name Dara Torres
Date Of Birth April 15, 1967
Place Of Birth Beverly Hills, CA
Height 1.8 m
Weight 68 kg
Profession Swimmer
Education University of Florida, Harvard-Westlake School
Nationality American
Children Tessa Grace
Parents Edward Torres, Marylu Kauder
Partner David Hoffman, David Hoffman
Awards Best Comeback Athlete ESPY Award
Nominations Laureus World Sports Award for Comeback of the Year
TV Shows Pyramid
Star Sign Aries

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1Has retired from competitive swimming [interview with Bill O'Reilly on July 23, 2012].
2Living, with her daughter Tessa Hoffman, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida since 2005.
3Daughter of Edward Torres and Marylu Kauder.
4Grew up in Los Angeles, the fifth of six children and the elder of two girls.
5At age 7, started following her brothers to swim practice at the local YMCA and later joined the Culver City swim team. During her junior year in high school, she moved to Mission Viejo, California to train for the 1984 Olympics. She started attending the University of Florida in 1985. At Florida, she earned 28 N.C.A.A. All-American swimming awards, the maximum number possible during a college career.
6Had a crush on Rowdy Gaines.
7Mother of Tessa Hoffman. The father is reproductive endocrinologist David Hoffman.
8Won the silver medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics in the Women's 4x100 Medley Relay, and the bronze medal in the Women's 4x100 Meter Freestyle Relay in swimming.
9Won the gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics in the Women's 4x100 Meter Freestyle Relay in swimming.
10Won the gold medal at the 2000 Sidney Olympics in the Women's 4x100 Meter Freestyle Relay and Women's 4x100 Medley Relay, and the bronze medal in the Women's 50 Meter Freestyle, the Women's 100 Meter Freestyle, and the Women's 100 Meter Butterfly in swimming.
11Won the silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the Women's 4x100 Freestyle Relay, the Women's 4x100 Medley Relay, and the Women's 50 Meter Freestyle in swimming.
12Won a total of 12 Olympic medals (4 gold, 4 silver, 4 bronze), spanning 5 Olympics (Los Angeles-1984, Seoul-1988, Barcelona-1992, Sidney-2000, Beijing-2008).
13Won the gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics in the Women's 4x100 Meter Freestyle Relay in swimming.
14Inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.



Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race2015TV MovieHerself
Hollywood Health Report2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Katie2014TV SeriesHerself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself
Fox and Friends2012-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest Co-Host / Herself
The Wendy Williams Show2010-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The O'Reilly Factor2012TV SeriesHerself
Piers Morgan Tonight2012TV SeriesHerself
Today2008-2010TV SeriesHerself
Mike & Mike2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Daily Show2009TV SeriesHerself
Tavis Smiley2009TV SeriesHerself
Costas Now2008TV Series
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2008TV SeriesHerself
CBS Evening News with Katie Couric2008TV SeriesHerself
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt2008TV SeriesHerself
Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad2008TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Pyramid2003TV SeriesHerself
Barcelona 1992: Games of the XXV Olympiad1992TV Mini-SeriesHerself - Swimmer

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The O'Reilly Factor2008-2012TV SeriesHerself / Herself - "Patriot" (segment "Pinheads & Patriots")

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