Ep 49: Summer Sanders on Failing Her Way to Gold

Champion swimmer and 1992 Olympic gold medalist, Summer Sanders shares her journey on how she learned to reap the rewards of failure and become a champion. As early as 15 years old, Summer experienced pivotal moments of failure, including losing a race in 1988 that would have taken her to the Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. This loss inspired Summer to a new level in her training, fueling the fire to take herself seriously, value working hard, and understand the need to “practice being great” and no longer fear that greatness within her.  Her story is inspiring and her message is clear – fail early and young and see the process of failing not as something to fear, but as a true opportunity to learn and grow.