Amy Van Dyken-Rouen

www.amyvandyken.org

Amy's a 6-time Olympic champion. She won 4 medals in 1996 in Atlanta and two more in Sydney, Australia in 2000.

She has the distinction of being one of the few Olympians whose medals are all gold. In 2007 she was the only American swimmer to be inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame's Class of 2007. She was also inducted to the Olympic Hall of Fame in July 2008.

Following her 4 gold medals at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Amy won the ESPY for Female Athlete of the Year; Swimming World magazine's female Swimmer of the Year award; induction into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame; induction into the US Olympic Hall of Fame; and Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year, USOC Sports Woman of the Year, the Women’s Sports Foundation Sports Woman of the Year and USA Swimming Swimmer of the Year. She was also featured as one of Glamour magazine's Top 10 Women of the Year, named one of 25 most influential females in sport by Women’s Sports and Fitness magazine and received the ARETE Courage in Sports award.

Amy is retired from swimming and lives with her husband, former NFL punter Tom Rouen, in Arizona. Since her retirement, Van Dyken-Rouen has been a public speaker, a disc jockey on a sports radio show in Arizona and served as the side-line reporter for the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos football teams. She is also an advocator and motivational speaker for people with spinal cord injuries, providing inspiration and resources to help improve their lives.