Next Play Ep. 15 | Kara Lynn Joyce, 3-time US Olympic Swimmer, 4-time Olympic Silver Medalist, and 18-time NCAA Champion on Her Collegiate and Professional Swimming Career and Giving Back After Sport

Welcome to the Next Play Podcast Series brought to you by Game Plan – my name is Erica Cenci.

This week, we are delighted to have Kara Lynn Joyce joining us! Kara is a 3-time US Olympic Swimmer (2004, 2008, 2012), 4-time Olympic Silver Medalist, 18-time NCAA Champion, former American Record holder in 50y & 50scm freestyle, and a World, Pan Pacific, Pan American Champion.

Kara is now retired and is involved with local organizations such as the Denver Athletic Club, Denver Children’s Hospital and several others. She also travels the country and tells her story to audiences and corporations including Liberty Mutual, Starbucks and The Player’s Tribune.

This is a great session covering topics such as Kara’s Collegiate and Professional Swimming Career, her decision to retire, her transition away from sport, and giving back after sport.

Let’s jump in!

What’s Covered:

  • [02:15] About Kara
  • [04:58] Transition from College to Professional Swimming
  • [08:45] Kara’s Decision to Retire
  • [16:30] Transition Away from Sport
  • [21:50] Giving Back to the Sport
  • [25:00] L.E.A.D.
  • [28:50] Kara’s eBooks
  • [30:30] Coaches and Coaching Styles

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