Dara Torres, a 12-time Olympic swimming medalist, will speak at Dscoop7, which takes place March 22-24 at the Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
At the Olympic Games in Beijing, Torres became the oldest swimmer to compete in the Olympics. In total, she has competed in five Olympic games. Torres made international headlines after her performance in Beijing and is credited with inspiring older athletes to re-enter competition. Despite undergoing knee surgery in 2009, Torres says she will try for the 2012 London Olympics.
"Dara's accomplishments are tremendously inspirational to everyone who's ever felt like the odds were stacked against them," says Craig Curran, Dscoop7 chairman and vice president of sales at Nosco. "This is a common theme in both sports and business, and I believe Dscoop members will be able to relate to her story in a meaningful way. She will be sharing the importance of never giving up on your dream and how to achieve them at any stage in your life."
In addition to her accomplishments as an Olympic swimmer, Torres is a commentator and author. She won the 2009 ESPY award for "Best Comeback" and was named one of the "Top Female Athletes of the Decade" by Sports Illustrated.
Eric Hawkinson, global executive of Dscoop, says: "Based on the phenomenal speakers that we've been able to secure, we are tracking ahead in number of registrations and all indications are that we will sell out very early this year. We're incorporating many new offerings for Dscoop7 this year and I'm proud that we're providing tools and education to attendees that they cannot get anywhere else."
For more information, visit www.dscoop7.org.