Natalie Coughlin Featured On Cover Of ESPN’s “The Body” Issue – Video Interview

Twelve-time Olympic medalist Natalie Coughlin has been selected as one of six athletes that will be featured on the cover of ESPN’s “The Body” issue.

SwimSwam’s Loretta Race reported on June 22nd that Coughlin would be one of 24 athletes featured in the 2015 edition of the magazine. Of her appearance in the magazine’s feature, Coughlin commented to NBC Olympics, “One of the things I love about the Body Issue so much is that it celebrates the bodies that allow us to be successful in our sport. As a sports fan, I love seeing the differences in body types.”

The other five athletes featured on the different covers of the issue include Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper, Olympians Amanda Bingson and Chantae McMillan, Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love, and New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. 

For more from the 2015 Body Issue, check out! You will be able to pick up a print copy on newsstands starting July 10. Click here to view her interview with ESPN reporter Morty Ain about her overcoming scoliosis, her “insane flexibility, ever-changing stroke, and what it was like to take it all off for the Body Issue.”

You can also find a selection of her photos featured in the magazine in ESPN’s “Bodies We Want 2015 Photo Vault here. 

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Nice(and hot) body, Natalie!

Philip Johnson

Swimmers have the best bodies.


My god that’s a beautiful shot. She’s an absolute goddess. And not just for her looks and body but the smarts, toughness, innovation, intelligence, emotionally groundedness, the whole package!! I hope she keeps swimming into her 40’s, she can bring her babies to the meet like Dara Torres did. 😉

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The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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