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Caitlin Leverenz

SWIMMER


Do you have an Olympic medal? Nah, neither do we, but Caitlin does! CRAZY, RIGHT?! Other than being a crazy impressive athlete though, Caitlin has a major love for her sport and a great positive spirit on life, which is a combo we are way into. She’s a newlywed and took an adventurers’ dream honeymoon in Australia… which she combined with a training trip. Talk about dedication! We were so inspired by Caitlin’s passion for the pool that we put her on a wrapper!


Q&A with Caitlin

Proudest accomplishment, professional:
2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist in 200 Individual Medley

Biggest supporter:
Definitely my husband, Collin Smith; although my mom is in a close second.

Mantra that keeps you going when the going gets tough:
One of my teammates and I who were both on the 2012 Olympic team had a not so great year the year after the Olympics. It started as a joke to help us cope, but when things got tough we kept reminding each other that "we do this because we love it." It’s true though! There are so many things about this sport that I continue to love and that's what keeps me going.

Favorite Place in the US:
The San Francisco Bay Area, great weather, awesome location, close to the ocean and mountains, great food from all over the world, the list goes on.

Favorite Food:
Thai food is probably my favorite, although I don't meet many foods that I do not like.

Why'd you pick Picky?
A huge part of top performance is nutritional fitness. I am very picky about the quality of food I put into my body and Picky Bars allow me to get the right fuel as well as have it be real food.

Caitlin

Photo cred: Mike Lewis

Nickname

NOT Katie

Home Base

Albany, CA

Birthday

February 26th

Highlight Reel

  • Olympic Bronze - 200m IM

  • 3x Olympic Trials (2016, 2012, 2008)

  • PanAm Gold Medals - 200m & 400m IM, 200m BR

  • World Championships (5th) - 200m IM

  • American Record Holder - 200y IM and 400y IM

  • ESPY Finalist - Best Female College Athlete (2012)

  • Caitlin’s Guest Post: Fueling Performance

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