Olympic Swimming Champion Samantha Livingstone has made it her life’s mission to redefine herself from gold medalist through mental illness to helping others be the best version of themselves beyond their athletic career
Transcending Sport is hosted by Chris Stafford
Podcast length: 29′ 50″
Samantha Livingstone has truly transcended sport since retiring from the U.S. National Swimming Team. Her career highlights included the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team when as an 18-year-old, she won a gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics after swimming the lead-off leg of the record-setting 4 x 200 Freestyle Relay. She was also on the 1999 U.S. Pan Pacific Team and ended her career as a 7 x NCAA All-American after leading her teammates to the 2005 National Championship title as the co-captain of the Georgia Bulldogs.
Samantha has not been without her struggles both physically and mentally. She battled an eating disorder, depression, PTSD and shoulder surgery. Today Samantha, along with her husband Rob, operate Livingstone High Performance, LLC. and Livingstone Speed Academy, LLC., providing high performance coaching, sports performance training, and empowerment with mindset training. She is also the founder of Brave Leaders Academy, an empowerment coaching program. Samantha is the mother of four girls, one of whom survived a life threatening heart condition.
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