Ironman Jack Nunn interviews Olympic Swimmer Staciana Stitts. Staciana Stitts Winfield is an American former competition swimmer and breaststroke specialist. She is a 2000 Summer Olympics and 1999 Pan American Games gold medalist and 1998 Goodwill Games silver medalist.
Stitts and her University of California, Berkeley teammates Haley Cope, Joscelin Yeo, and Praphalsai Minpraphal broke the 4×50-meter medley relay short-course world record in 2000 with a time of 1:49.23.
In 2004, she graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree. From 2005 to 2006, Stitts-Winfield worked at the College of Charleston as an assistant swimming coach. In June 2006, Stitts-Winfield was named an assistant swimming coach at USC.
Stitts-Winfield states, "The life significance of losing my hair at age 12 from alopecia areata has made me a very strong, determined person." She has been a motivational speaker at the National Alopecia Areata Foundation's Teens Conference Camp and has been a spokesperson for the Children's Alopecia Project.
Join us in this podcast as we talk about Staciana's journey of becoming an Olympic gold medalist swimmer and being inducted into the UC Berkeley Athletic Hall Of Fame. We will talk about her accolades and what she hopes to leave behind and inspire others with her lasting legacy in the sport of swimming and more. Staciana is the absolute quintessential meaning of what it takes to be the best and succeed at the highest level of sport and life. She is one of the most courageous and strongest individuals I've ever known in my life.
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Jack Nunn is the head trainer and owner of Roworx. Jack is a former national team rower who has competed in more than 100 triathlons, including 16 full Ironman's (including the Kona World Championships), 1 Ultraman, and The Norseman Extreme Ironman Distance Triathlon. He has created a system of rowing that prepares the whole body for both competition and fitness longevity.