Discipline is in the details for two-sport elite athlete Ashley Twichell who has already qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in open-water swimming and will compete in June 2021 for a spot as a 1500-meter pool swimmer on Team USA. She joins the show to share her tips for discipline in the little things, leadership by example and the importance of sleep.
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MORE ABOUT ASHLEY TWICHELL
Ashley Twichell is a two-sport elite athlete in swimming and open water swimming. Ashley has already qualified for the 2021 US Olympic Team in the open water 10-kilometer race and is currently a real contender to make the 1500-meter freestyle event as well, ranking as the current 2nd fastest American woman behind Katie Ledecky, as of March 2021. If Ashley were to make the Olympic Team in the 1500-meter freestyle, she would be the first American to qualify for these two separate swimming sports in the same Olympic Games.
Ashley, who is sponsored by TYR, is a two-time world champion in open water. She was a multiple NCAA All-American at Duke University, while posting top academics. While at Duke she rewrote Duke’s record book in the 200 free and up. She is also the 4th-fastest American woman ever in the 1500-meter event behind greats like Katie Ledecky, Kate Ziegler and Janet Evans.
Episode Topics and Mentions
Open water swimming
2021 Tokyo Olympics
2011 US Nationals for open water swimming in Fort Lauderdale
Alex Meyer -- open water swimmer
University of North Carolina
Golden Goggle Awards
San Antonio, Texas
Importance of sleep
Long Beach, California
RCP Tiburon Mile
“Don’t compare yourself to others. Realize that everyone’s path is different.” -- Ashley Twichell
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