Bennett, a three-time Olympic Gold Medalist in distance swimming,
realized her Dream Come True in the Atlanta Games of .96, when she
touched first in the 800m free. Four years later in Sydney, Brooke
brought home two more, both freestyle in the 400m and 800m.
1995, she was named USOC Sportswoman of the Year and became a 14-time US
Champion. Official legendary status was applied to Brooke when she
graced the Wheaties Box cover.
Based in FL, Brooke continues her
quest to be the best, participating in open-water competitions and
training for future Olympiads. A devoted dog lover, Brooke's pride
and joy is her miniature pincer named Indy. In addition to Indy, she has
owned numerous pets, including a pot-bellied pig, wallaby, horse and
Introduced to swimming by her maternal grandfather James
Lane, who built a pool for her as a youngster, Brooke dedicated her
winning Atlanta performance to him, as he had passed just months before.