Olympians Who Love the Coast

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.!

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Dana Torres, swimming
Photo: Grace Huang

Sand, Surf, and (Abs of) Steel

OK, she's a pro at this, but what is she absolutely awful at? 
"Oh geez ... I'm one of these people where sports comes really easily. But probably golf. I'm not good with patience."

About those abs: 
"Sometimes when I give talks, at the end, I get a guy who says, 'Let me see your abs!' And I'm like, 'Let me see yours first, and then I'll show you mine.'"

How like-mother-like-daughter: 
"If my daughter and I are walking to the kitchen, she'll want to beat me, and I'm like, really? I don't remember how much I was like that when I was younger."

On being perky: 
"Someone Tweeted me and said, 'I'm signing off from your account because you have too many exclamation points.' I was like, 'OK ... .' I just get excited!"

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