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Continued: C.J.: Olympic swimmer Dara Torres is spinning about her two new passions

  • Article by: C.J. , Star Tribune
  • Last update: September 28, 2013 - 4:18 PM

A: I’ve peed in the swimming pool, if that’s what you mean. Make water? The problem with having a kid is you have a tendency to go to the bathroom a little more than you used to just because of everything you went through with having a kid. Most swimmers haven’t had kids yet. I feel like I have to go to the bathroom all the time, so if I go out the number of times I have to go, I would never get my workout finished. It’s just easier to go in the pool.


Q: Have you ever gotten frisky in a swimming pool?

A: The swimming pools have always been about work. You didn’t ask me about hot tubs, but swimming pools — never been frisky.


Q: How long can you stay in a pool before your skin turns pruny?

A: It seems like the older I get, the quicker my skin becomes pruny. The more I’m out of the water, when I get in, the quicker my skin becomes pruny.


Q: I’d personally stereotyped swimmers as smart people. Then Ryan Lochte started talking. [She laughed.] Is he dumb or he is acting?

A: I wouldn’t say Ryan Lochte is dumb. Ryan’s a great guy. He just kind of lives in his own little world. I just think he has a lot going on and is just all over the place. It’s just typical of a boy, a male.


Q: What hurts on your body?

A: Right now my upper arms and upper abs. I’ve been taking boxing classes. I’m not used to keeping my arms up all the time and punching bags.


Q: Your arms are great, so you’ve probably never dreamed of having Angela Bassett or First Lady Michell Obama’s pipes.

A: I’m pretty OK with my body. I think if there is anything I’d like to change, it’s my rear. There are some women out there who have nice rears, and I wish I had their rears.


Q: Something more like this? [I pulled my shirt up and showed her mine.]

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