Summer Sanders' Beach Essentials

The Olympic gold medal swimmer and correspondent for Good Morning America gives us a look inside her beach bag.

Summer Sanders

Photographer: Erik Schlopy

What's in Her Bag?

Summer Sanders first made waves as an Olympic gold medal swimmer at age 19, and later honed her skills as a spunky NBA reporter and host of the Nickelodeon game show Figure It Out. Today, when she's not serving as a correspondent for Good Morning America or the Rachael Ray Show, you can find her with her husband and their two kids rollicking along the beach. "I love surfing, body surfing, and boogie boarding," she says.

Summer will be reporting on the Olympic Games in London this month, but she'll be back on the sand as soon as possible. "Water is my element," she says. "When I'm at the beach, it's as if my whole body is taking a deep, cleansing breath and smiling."

Summer Sanders

Photographer: Ted Tucker

Sunglasses

"I love Smith sunglasses. I have had two pairs in my life. My most recent pair I had for a record low 2 weeks before I lost them."

Smith Optics Brooklyn Sunglasses in Stone Frame, $119; smithoptics.com

Summer Sanders

Courtesy of manufacturer

Swimsuit

"I'm still rockin' the Speedo, baby! Not a racing suit—they make stylish, super functional active suits."

Speedo Solid Clip Back, $78; speedousa.com

Summer Sanders

Photographer: Ted Tucker

Beach Snack

Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars in Mixed Berry

Summer Sanders

Courtesy of manufacturer

Bag

"They are big enough to carry a bunch of stuff and perfect for my kids because I don't care if they get sandy and dirty."

Big BAGGU in Sea Stripe, $12; baggu.com

Summer Sanders

Courtesy of manufacturer

Shoes

"I have fairly large swimmer flippers known as feet. My long dogs love Reef flip flops."

Reef Braided Cushion Sandal in Black/Turquoise, $34; reef.com

Summer Sanders

Courtesy of manufacturer

Hat

"This hat's the kind you can fold into any shape in your bag and miraculously, when you take it out, it immediately goes back to its perfect form."

San Diego Hat Company Crushable Ribbon Floppy Hat in Coral, $48; zappos.com

Summer Sanders

Photographer: Ted Tucker

Sunscreen

"This has been my go-to sunscreen for decades. I use it all over—even on my face. And I reapply every three hours."

Coppertone Sport Continuous Spray SPF 15 Sunscreen, $10.50; cvs.com

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