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Someday, Episode #21: Swimmer & 3x Olympic Gold Medalist, Brendan Hansen

Welcome to Someday, where we interview interesting people from around the world to learn about how they make a living.  We call it Someday because one day our curious kids may elect to pursue a career in one of these fields.  In the upcoming months, we’ll learn: How to become an Artist, the best thing about being a Sushi Chef and the most challenging thing about being a Race Car Driver.  Who knows…we might even talk a little ice cream as well.  We hope you enjoy!

In episode #21, we sat down with Swimmer and 3x Olympic Gold Medalist, Brendan Hansen. Brendan has been a swimmer since the age of four and swam competitively for 21 years; 15 of which were on the USA National team. He was a member of three Olympic teams (’04, ’08, ’12), collecting six Olympic Medals. He attended the University of Texas and was a sixteen-time All-American and won fourteen NCAA national championships. Finally, he is also a former world record-holder in both the 100-meter and 200-meter breaststroke events (long course). Today, Brendan is the General Manager of Aquatics and Head Coach of the Austin Swim Club based at Austin Aquatics and Sports Academy.

You can learn more about Brendan and the Austin Aquatics and Sports Academy at the following links:

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