Natalie Coughlin


12-time Olympic Medalist

One of the most accomplished swimmers of all-time, Natalie Coughlin is the most decorated female swimmer in World Championship history (18 medals) and is tied for the most career Olympic medals (12) for an American female. The most decorated female athlete of the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, Coughlin is the first American female athlete in the modern Olympic era to win six medals in a single Games. Outside the pool, Coughlin maintains an active and healthy lifestyle through her other passions including surfing, yoga, cooking, gardening and photography.



Wednesday, October 10

Sports: The Making of a Champion

Is a champion born or made? CIW explores the science of sports, the impact of sports marketing, and that ?magic thing? that happens to great... read more
Speakers: Dan McLaughlin, Kelly Amonte Hiller, Cynthia Bir, Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, Bob Bowman, Natalie Coughlin, David Haugh
Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue

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