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Amy Van Dyken Rouen

Amy Van Dyken Rouen

Keynote Speaker: Six-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer

Amy Van Dyken Rouen Biography

Amy Van Dyken Rouen is a 6-time Olympic gold medalist in swimming. Born and raised in Colorado, she won 4 gold medals at the 1996 Summer Olympics making her the first American woman to accomplish that feat and the winningest gold medalist, male or female, in 1996. She went on to win two more gold medals at the 2000 Summer Games.

Named by Swimming World Magazine as the Swimmer of the Year in 1995 and 1996. She is also in the International Swimming Hall of Fame and the United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

Since retiring from swimming, she has cohosted a sports radio show and been an NFL sideline reporter. She is married to former two-time Super Bowl champion, Tom Rouen. In 2014, she was injured in an ATV accident.

Van Dyken works as a broadcaster calling swimming for NBC Sports during the Summer Olympics as well as for the ACC and Pac 12 Networks.

She currently travels the country giving motivational speeches about resiliency and never letting anyone tell you that you can’t do something!

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Amy Van Dyken Rouen Speaking Topics

Reaching for the Gold: From Asthma to the Olympics & Beyond

Olympian Amy Van Dyken has made a career out of beating the odds, both in and out of the pool. At 18 months old, she was diagnosed with three different kinds of asthma that left her with only 65% normal lung capacity. At the recommendation of her doctor, she joined a swim team and stayed at it for years, despite her inability to finish a single length of the pool and her debilitating asthma attacks. But in 1996, she made the Olympic team and won four Gold medals. The record-breaking swimmer then fought a shoulder injury and two operations to win a pair of gold medals for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

In 2014, Van Dyken-Rouen suffered an ATV accident that severed her spine and was in need of surgery with only a 20% chance of survival. Even though the surgery was a success, Van Dyken was still paralyzed from the waist down. Her life-changing experience would leave many devastated and depressed. But Van Dyken, grateful for her second chance, decided to dedicate her new life to inspiring others to grasp every moment and to not complain; teaching that this life is a gift and every day should be met with an air of gratitude. In “Reaching for Gold,” Amy shares her personal story of overcoming adversity and keeping a good attitude no matter the odds, and inspires audiences to look past their limits and reach for ther own version of gold.

The Will to Win

In “The Will to Win,” Amy Van Dyken discusses the need for relentless motivation and overcoming the limits and restraints others put on you – whether it be a coach, a friend, an adversary, yourself or even your own body. Van Dyken speaks plainly on both the physical and emotional obstacles that she has endured, as well as the emotional coming to terms with her new life and learning to embrace it.

Overcoming Injury

Lessons in Motivation from an Olympic Gold Medalist

Amy Van Dyken Rouen Videos

Six-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Amy Van Dyken On Never Giving Up
Amy Van Dyken's Return to the Water | Real Sports w/ Bryant ...
Former U.S. Olympic Swimmer Amy Van Dyken | Olympians Rank ...

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What topics does Amy Van Dyken Rouen speak about?

Amy Van Dyken Rouen is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Inspirational, Olympic Sports, Swimming & Diving, Sports Journalism & Broadcasting, Athlete, Sports Motivation, Health, Peak Performance, News & Media, Overcoming Adversity, Diversity, Sports, Women's Health, Empowerment, Women's Empowerment, Motivational, Broadcasting, Disability and Women.

Where does Amy Van Dyken Rouen travel from?

Amy Van Dyken Rouen generally travels from Scottsdale, AZ, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Amy Van Dyken Rouen is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Inspirational, Olympic Sports and Swimming & Diving. The estimated speaking fee range to book Amy Van Dyken Rouen for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Amy Van Dyken Rouen generally travels from Scottsdale, AZ, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dominique Dawes, Jessica Long and Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Amy Van Dyken Rouen for an upcoming event.

Amy Van Dyken Rouen Speaking Topics

  • Reaching for the Gold: From Asthma to the Olympics & Beyond

    Olympian Amy Van Dyken has made a career out of beating the odds, both in and out of the pool. At 18 months old, she was diagnosed with three different kinds of asthma that left her with only 65% normal lung capacity. At the recommendation of her doctor, she joined a swim team and stayed at it for years, despite her inability to finish a single length of the pool and her debilitating asthma attacks. But in 1996, she made the Olympic team and won four Gold medals. The record-breaking swimmer then fought a shoulder injury and two operations to win a pair of gold medals for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

    In 2014, Van Dyken-Rouen suffered an ATV accident that severed her spine and was in need of surgery with only a 20% chance of survival. Even though the surgery was a success, Van Dyken was still paralyzed from the waist down. Her life-changing experience would leave many devastated and depressed. But Van Dyken, grateful for her second chance, decided to dedicate her new life to inspiring others to grasp every moment and to not complain; teaching that this life is a gift and every day should be met with an air of gratitude. In “Reaching for Gold,” Amy shares her personal story of overcoming adversity and keeping a good attitude no matter the odds, and inspires audiences to look past their limits and reach for ther own version of gold.

  • The Will to Win

    In “The Will to Win,” Amy Van Dyken discusses the need for relentless motivation and overcoming the limits and restraints others put on you – whether it be a coach, a friend, an adversary, yourself or even your own body. Van Dyken speaks plainly on both the physical and emotional obstacles that she has endured, as well as the emotional coming to terms with her new life and learning to embrace it.

  • Overcoming Injury

  • Lessons in Motivation from an Olympic Gold Medalist

Amy Van Dyken Rouen Videos

Six-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Amy Van Dyken On Never Giving Up
Amy Van Dyken's Return to the Water | Real Sports w/ Bryant ...
Former U.S. Olympic Swimmer Amy Van Dyken | Olympians Rank ...

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