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Brooke Bennett

Brooke Bennett Quick Facts: Brooke has participated in three SAA events.

Brooke 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.

In 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 donkey.

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.