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RISEing to the Occasion with Olympic Swimmers Caroline Burckle and Rebecca Soni
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|Duration||1 Hour 50 Minutes 22 Seconds|
|Description||RISE Elite is a unique program that connects Olympians with Athletes through individualized mentoring. The Olympian mentors use a positive-psychology based approach where they provide athletes with three essential tools to champion sport and life: mindfulness, focus and empowerment. Olympic medalist Caroline Burckle is a highly decorated freestyle swimmer whose achievements include winning a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and a gold medal at the 2007 Pan American Games. She swam for the University of Florida on an athletic scholarship, where she was awarded 2008 NCAA Swimmer of the Year. A two-time National Champion, Caroline also broke the oldest standing swimming record in the 500-yard freestyle. After her retirement from competitive swimming in 2010, Caroline went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Sports Psychology & Motor Behavior. Rebecca Soni, a breaststroke specialist also known as ‘Reb,’ holds 6 Olympic medals, three gold and three silver, spanning across two Olympics- the 2008 Beijing Games, and the 2012 London Games. She’s a former World Record Holder in breaststroke and is well known for her distinctive swimming technique. Rebecca has a B.S. in Communications from the University of Southern California, a certificate in Positive Psychology, and is also a certified Health Coach. Following their illustrious careers, Rebecca and Caroline both struggled with burnout and a loss of structure and routine. Eventually they joined together to found the RISE Elite Athletes program, where they use their unique blend of knowledge and experience to mentor young athletes in a variety of sports. Julie Foucher caught up with Caroline and Reb to talk about their Olympic experiences, how they processed their retirement from their swimming careers, and how they’re using positive psychology to set a future generation of athletes up for success. Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2Ajv7yo http://www.juliefoucher.com/podcast|