For these Summer Olympics athletes, it's the sand, sun, and water that keeps them inspired. Here are four coastal stars to root for this summer. Go U.S.A.!
The beach makes her feel...
"Just sort of free, you know? It's the beauty of being outside, and the sand on the feet, and riding the waves, and the beautiful sky. It's just a beautiful place to be."
If she's not swimming, she's...
"Water-skiing, sailing, surfing—maybe just 5-foot waves at the most. I'm not into big, huge waves. I just like a nice ride."
Her medals: hidden, or in broad view?
"In a safe, hidden away. Not in broad view. That's not me at all."