I remember seeing all the Olympic athletes, standing in the corner as a Paralympic swimmer and thinking, 'one day, these athletes are going to know who I am'.
Jessica Long is a global icon. She's a 23-time medalist, the holder of 14 world records, has won 2 ESPY awards, is soon-to-be bestselling author, and was recently named to Forbes' prestigious 30 under 30 list.
I walked away from our conversation amazed by Jessica's resilience, determination, and courage. Her origin story began in Russia, where she was put up for adoption at an early age. Her American parents were her caretakers through her over 25 surgeries during her adolescent years. Then she found swimming.
She's the ultimate competitor, wrapped in compassion and empathy.
Hosted by professional athlete and entrepreneur, Suiting Up Podcast is a show that explores the psychology, playbook of tools, and strategies of the most influential people in sports, entrepreneurship, and entertainment.
|2:55||Jessica's Origin Story|
|12:20||How We Can Grow The Paralympics|
|13:40||Jessica's First Paralympic Story|
|16:35||What Makes Jessica a Successful Swimmer|
|19:00||Her Experience Training With Olympic Athletes|
|21:45||Jessica's Daily Routine|
|27:35||Finding Enjoyment in Competing|
|30:20||Reuniting With Her Biological Parents|
|40:45||The Process Behind Writing "Unsinkable"|
|41:40||Her Competitive Level|
|42:45||Capitalizing on Her Momentum|
|44:50||Why She Enjoys Therapy So Much|
|46:40||Advice For People Struggling With Motivation|
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