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Natalie Coughlin

Super Power: Swimming

Vallejo, CA

Natalie Coughlin

August 23, 1982 to Present

Photo Credit: By NASA/Kathy Barnstorff

About ...

Natalie Coughlin is an American swimmer and was the first woman ever to swim the 100-meter backstroke in less than one minute!

At the 2008 Olympics, she became the first U.S. female athlete to win six medals in one Olympiad, and the first woman to win a 100-meter backstroke gold in two consecutive Olympics.

Special Facts ...

  • Winner of 12 Olympic medals
  • Earned the World Swimmer of the Year Award and American Swimmer of the Year Award three times
  • Accomplished chef and entrepreneur

Famous Quote:

"Without goals, training has no direction."

-Natalie Coughlin