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Dana Vollmer

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Best Ever You

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Please give a huge Best Ever You welcome to Dana Vollmer.

U.S. Swimmer Dana Vollmer owns seven Olympic medals (4 Gold) and six world records but her challenges haven’t always been in the pool. At age 14, Dana was diagnosed with long QT syndrome, a cardiac electrical disorder, and much like the defibrillator doctors recommended be poolside in case of a cardiac emergency, the threat of heart disease was never far from Vollmer’s mind.February is American Heart Month and Dana joins us this morning to talk about her heart health and some steps every woman should be taking to prevent heart disease and stroke.

After having her first child in March of 2015, Dana returned to the pool and quickly regained her place among the top swimmers in the world. At the 2016 Rio Olympics she won bronze in the 100 Meter Butterfly, silver and an American Record in the 4×100 Meter Freestyle Relay, and gold in the 4×100 Meter Medley Relay. Her gold in 2016 is USA Swimming’s first-ever gold won by a mother.

 

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