Huddle Up with Gus
Huddle Up with Gus

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Elizabeth Beisel

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

American competition swimmer Elizabeth Beisel joins the Dave and Gus in the huddle. Beisel specializes in backstroke and individual medley events. She is a three-time Olympian and has won a total of nine medals in major international competition, four gold, one silver, and four bronze spanning the Olympics, World Aquatics, and the Pan Pacific championships. Beisel became a member of the U.S. national swim team when she was 13 years old. She attended college at the University of Florida and swam for coach Gregg Troy's Florida Gators swimming and diving team from 2011 to 2014. She won nine SEC individual championships, and was honored as the SEC Female Swimmer of the Year in 2012. She received eighteen All-American honors and earned first-team Academic All-America recognition. In 2019, she ventured into reality television when she competed on season 39 of Survivor, Island of the Idols and placed 9th. Since retiring from her swimming career, Beisel has become extremely involved in the LEAD Sports Summit. She has been a part of this organization since 2017 and is currently active. LEAD is a yearly summit that connects young female athletes with Olympic champions and experts through an all-inclusive, 4-day event. Survivor isn't the only television or movie experience that her family has seen as Beisel's great uncle, Warren William Krech, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was called the "King of Pre-code Hollywood." He was also one of the original fourteen members of the Screen Actors Guild. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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