Coleman’s Carpool: Kara Lynn Joyce talks LEAD Sports Summit (Video)

In Coleman’s Carpool we get the insider’s perspective on your favorite swimmers. SwimSwam Head of Production, Coleman Hodges, invites swimmers to take a ride with him and talk about anything…except swimming. Mostly.

3-time olympic swimmer. 4-time olympic medalist. 18-time NCAA champion. Co-star of the biggest swimming documentary to date, Touch the Wall. Kara Lynn Joyce is no stranger in the sport of swimming, and to our great fortune she aims to keep it that way. Except now, instead of winning medals and making international teams, she will be doing her inspiring a little differently.

The LEAD (Leadership, Empowerment, & Athletic Development) Sports Summit is Kara’s baby; the event she has started from the ground up. It’s the culmination of what she wants to give back to the sport that gave her so much. It’s a chance for females ages 13-18 to develop communication and leadership skills with a group of immensely accomplished females who each lead in their own way. Getting to talk with her about it was a privilege, and seeing Kara provide the sport with such a wonderful and resourceful opportunity reminds me how much of an impact giving back to our sport can have.

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Carle Fierro, Westchester Aquatic Club

Kara is amazing – she has come to our club twice so far and every time she brings her passion and love for the sport of swimming. It is truly thrilling to see former Olympians like Kara give back to the sport they love and mentor swimmers. Kara made a connection to all the swimmers on my team, but what impressed me the most was her ability to communicate and inspire the difficult tween and teen aged swimmers on my team. Athletes those ages are dealing with so many challenges, physically, mentally & socially. Kara is truly an inspiration !

About Coleman Hodges

Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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