From there she jumped to the Sierra Aquatic Club with coach Ralph Thomas, and finally to California Capital Aquatics under coach Mike Hastings.
People look at Olympic athletes and think they must cut out all those things everyone else indulges in, and speaking for myself, I never did.” “We try to live by the secret of sevens.
On the other hand the post-Soviet Unified Team produced two of the male stars of the Games in freestylers [Aleksandr Popov] and [Yevgeny Sadovy].
Sadovy was the only male swimmer to win three gold medals whilst Popov claimed four medals including two gold.
By age three, Sanders could swim a lap of the pool.
She wanted to be just like her older brother Trevor, so in 1976 she joined the Sugar Bears – an age-group swimming program in Roseville, California, coached by Mike Barsotti, Scott Winter and Scott O'Conner.