This is Dara Torres, whom you’ll remember for swimming in the Beijing Olympics. And winning three silver medals. At the age of 41. And now, she’s talking about competing in the London Games in 2012. She’d be 45 by then, but it’s always good form to not inquire about a woman’s age; nothing kills a hardon like basic math, except maybe a massive forehead and veins protruding out of your hands. You know, if you’re not into that sort of thing.
When Bob Costas asked if she was ruling out 2012, Torres said, “I’ve learned to never say never. … I love competing. … I’m still improving, so why not keep going until I’ve hit my peak?”
Why not keep going until I’ve hit my peak? I tried this line in high school all the time and it never worked for me. But then, I wasn’t much of a swimmer. Those orange arm floaties aren’t really conducive to getting laid. So in that sense, they might have been the greatest birth control device ever.