After a successful swimming career that took her to the podium at the Beijing Olympics, Caroline decided she wanted to be more than an athlete. However, upon her retirement, a slough of repressed emotions bubbled to the surface, debilitating her mentally and physically. Through this difficult time, she learned much about herself, as well as the importance of providing others with the tools to deal with these issues throughout their careers and beyond.
Matthew Murawski felt lost for a long time after he finished collegiate rowing. However, he learned that if he fell back on the sport, it would lead to where he was supposed to go. His connections through rowing eventually led him to his wife and a career that he loves.
Kelley Koski made her dream of becoming a professional dancer come true in Los Angeles. However, the dream isn’t always what you expect. After highs and lows in an industry that focuses more and more on sex appeal rather than athleticism, she decided it was time to move on to other projects that help athletes – from life coaching to co-founding an app that spotlights grassroots sports teams and amateur athletes.
Since he was a young boy, Tom Helpenstell knew he wanted to follow in his father's footsteps as an orthopaedic surgeon. Knowing this, he chose a Division III school to compete in diving so he could focus on getting into medical school, even though he was offered a spot in a Division I program. In his transition out of diving, he used triathlons and other outdoor endurance activities as an outlet in med school - which carries forward today as an Ironman athlete and avid mountain climber.