Amy Van Dyken-Rouen Biography

Six-time Olympic gold medal champion swimmer Amy Van Dyken made history as the most successful athlete at the ’96 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, becoming the first American female athlete to win four gold medals in a single Olympic games. But after a devastating ATV accident in 2014, Van Dyken was paralyzed from the waist down. Just months later, she defied doctors’ expectations and achieved her goal when she walked again, with braces and a walker.

A frequent speaker to nonprofit organizations and businesses across the country, Van Dyken is an encouraging symbol of strength and tenacity, and a role model for individuals with debilitating injuries and ailments. Her talk at ESPN’s Women + Sports Summit reflects on her experiences as a world-class athlete and paraplegic and inspires others to develop their own “will to win" to accomplish their goals.

Following a doctor's advice, Van Dyken began swimming at the age of six in an effort to relieve her asthma and developed a strong “will to win” that made her a star in the ‘96 Games, despite competing with about 65% of normal lung capacity. After the games in Atlanta, Van Dyken went on to win two more medals in Sydney, Australia in 2000, earning the distinction of being one of the few Olympians whose medals are all gold. She was the only American swimmer to be inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2007 and was inducted into the Olympic Hall of Fame in 2008.

In addition to her Olympic accomplishments, Van Dyken won several world titles and set numerous American and world records. Her success in swimming made her an instant celebrity and earned her many awards and accolades, including her feature on a Wheaties cereal box and in the popular “Got Milk” ad campaign. She was named an Associated Press “Female Athlete of the Year,” an ESPN “ESPY Female Athlete of the Year,” and one of the “25 Most Influential Females in Sport” by Women's Sports and Fitness magazine.

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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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Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Amy Van Dyken-Rouen for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Amy Van Dyken-Rouen or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Amy Van Dyken-Rouen?

Booking fees for Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Amy Van Dyken-Rouen?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Amy Van Dyken-Rouen for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Amy Van Dyken-Rouen for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Amy Van Dyken-Rouen or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Amy Van Dyken-Rouen or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Amy Van Dyken-Rouen is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Inspirational, Olympic Sports and Female Athlete. The estimated speaking fee range to book Amy Van Dyken-Rouen for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, 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 Shannon Miller, Lisa Leslie and Nastia Liukin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Amy Van Dyken-Rouen for an upcoming event.

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 ...

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 News

How to book Amy Van Dyken-Rouen?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Amy Van Dyken-Rouen for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Amy Van Dyken-Rouen or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Amy Van Dyken-Rouen?

Booking fees for Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Amy Van Dyken-Rouen?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Amy Van Dyken-Rouen for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Amy Van Dyken-Rouen for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Amy Van Dyken-Rouen or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Amy Van Dyken-Rouen or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Amy Van Dyken-Rouen is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Inspirational, Olympic Sports and Female Athlete. The estimated speaking fee range to book Amy Van Dyken-Rouen for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, 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 Shannon Miller, Lisa Leslie and Nastia Liukin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Amy Van Dyken-Rouen for an upcoming event.

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