THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING
2008 Olympic Games - Beijing

In the water, they're ageless

41-year-old Olympian inspires generations of swimmers

Get Adobe Flash player
By Linda Matchan
Globe Staff / August 5, 2008

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article

Your article has been sent.

Text size +

Joan Hayes was watching the Olympic swim trials on TV while exercising on her crosstrainer when she felt her adrenaline starting to surge. A swimmer she'd never heard of named Dara Torres was tearing up the pool in the 50-meter freestyle, and she was 41 years old. (Full article: 1036 words)

This article is available in our archives:

Globe Subscribers

FREE for subscribers

Subscribers to the Boston Globe get unlimited access to our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Non-Subscribers

Purchase an electronic copy of the full article. Learn More

  • $9.95 1 month archives pass
  • $24.95 3 months archives pass
  • $74.95 1 year archives pass