Qualifying for the Olympic Triathlon Team

Sheila Taormina Olympic gold medalist 200m free relay

Sheila Taormina competed in four Olympic games.

She’s the only woman in the world to have competed in three different sports on the Olympic stage—swimming, triathlon, and modern pentathlon.

At just 5’ 2” tall, Taormina focused on refining her freestyle swim technique to win a gold medal in the 1996 Olympics and the 2004 ITU triathlon world championship.

In this interview, Sheila talks about her approach to qualifying for the U.S. Olympic triathlon team.

In Swim Speed Secrets, 4-time Olympian, gold medalist, and triathlon world champion Sheila Taormina reveals the swim technique used by the world’s fastest swimmers. Find new speed in the water with Swim Speed Secrets.