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Local Olympian sharing her love for the sport

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WAUNAKEE (WKOW) -

Beth Botsford has lived a life by the pool. Growing up in Maryland, to her current life living in Wisconsin, swimming has been a part of much of her life. Botsford succeeded in the pool from a young age, winning two gold medals in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. She then went on to the University of Arizona where she won six national championships.

"The things that swimming have afforded me have been phenomenal throughout my life," Botsford said. "Not just the tangible accomplishments but the traveling I've gotten to do, the people I've gotten to meet."

Now Botsford is working with kids in Waunakee. A new coach for the Waunakee Wave summer youth swim team. Botsworth is teaching technique, but also how to handle the ups and downs of swimming.

"I've always really had this soft spot in my heart for age group swimming and developmental swimming. Because I was exposed to that I was able to carry that to a more successful elite level," Botsford said.

"Being able to be in a position where I can give back, it's the least I can do. I say it all the time, this is the least I can be doing to give back to a sport that gave me so much in my life."

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