In the era of #MeToo, where women are standing up to movie producers, politicians and the male establishment in general, a panel of impressive and accomplished women gathered recently at the all-girl Convent of the Sacred Heart School in New York City for a panel titled Women Empowered by Sports, part of Asphalt Green’s annual Big Swim Big Kick benefit.
Standing tall—literally and figuratively—was Dana Vollmer. Notable as one of the country’s most decorated female Olympians for her swimming exploits in the 2004, 2012 and 2016 Games, Vollmer was joined by Becky Burleigh, women’s head soccer coach at the University of Florida; New York City Council Member Carlina Rivera; Brooklyn Nets In-Arena host Ally Love; antitrust and sports attorney Karen Hoffman Lent; and Erin Shea, a Partner at Ernst & Young. The panel, moderated by WABC-TV meteorologist Amy Freeze, was held in front of approximately 150 adolescent and teen-age girls as well as many adults in Sacred Hearts’ immaculate gymnasium.
Swimming World was on the scene to speak with Vollmer, about her drive for success. For more on this story click here.