Top U.S. Triathlon Swimmer Laura Bennett Named Olympic Team Co-Captain

USA Triathlon announced today that two-time U.S. Olympic triathlon team member Laura Bennett has been named team co-captain with Hunter Kemper.

From USA Triathlon’s announcement:

“After placing fourth at the Beijing Games, Laura Bennett has been the most consistent U.S. performer on the ITU World Triathlon Series circuit over the past three years with nine top-eight finishes from 2010-12. She finished 2011 ranked eighth in the ITU World Triathlon Series rankings and captured her third USA Triathlon Elite National Championship title. Bennett qualified for her second Olympic Team with a third-place finish at the 2012 ITU World Triathlon San Diego on May 11.”

Laura Bennett was the top-ranked ITU swimmer in 2010 and she uses the swim technique in Sheila Taormina’s new book Swim Speed Secrets. Here’s what Laura has said about the book:

“In her book, Sheila Taormina gives a great understanding of the art of high performance swimming. With her help, you can stop swimming for survival and start swimming like a pro.” — Laura Bennett, 2010 ITU #1-ranked swimmer, four-time ITU World Triathlon Championship medalist, Olympian, and two-time U.S. triathlon championLaura Bennett olympic triathlon

In her book Swim Speed Secrets for Swimmers and Triathletes, 4-time Olympian, gold medalist, and triathlon world champion Sheila Taormina reveals the swim technique used by the world’s fastest swimmers. Find new speed in the water with Swim Speed Secrets, available now in bookstores, tri and swim shops, and online.

Swim Speed Secrets for Swimmers and Triathletes book cover

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