Anthony Ervin

Olympic Gold Medalist who is unaware you’re supposed to slow down as you age.

Anthony Ervin is a four-time Olympic medalist, claiming the title of fastest person on the planet both in 2000, as well as 16 years later when he won the Olympic title in the 50-meter freestyle at the Rio 2016 Games.


Olympic Gold Medalist who is unaware you’re supposed to slow down as you age.

After winning the Olympic gold, two World Championships, and seven NCAA titles, Anthony retired at the young age of 22 in 2003. Ervin then spent several years traveling the world and exploring other interests including his higher education, music, tattoos, teaching people all over the world about swimming, and tsunami flood relief. His vision is to use his experiences and his platform as a chance to give back and inspire people of all ages to live the life they love. His return to the swimming world has already caught the attention of major media outlets including Sports IllustratedRolling StoneThe GuardianThe New York Times, and CNN.

In December 2011 at his first USA swim meet in seven years, he won gold at the Chesapeake Pro-Am and immediately put himself back in the US top five. Anthony participated in the US Olympic Trials and was selected for the London Olympic Games for the 50-meter freestyle. Following the Olympics, Anthony swam to 16 medals on the World Cup circuit – nine of them gold – and an American record in the 50-meter freestyle. In 2014, Anthony regained his US national title in the 50-meter freestyle, snagging a silver medal at that year’s Pan Pacific Championships in Australia. His return at 30 brings a renewed outlook of enjoying the journey and appreciating the moment. His memoir, Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian, was co-authored with Constantine Markides and released via Akashic in 2016.

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