Olympic Swimmer Lives On Gluten-Free Pizza
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With the incredible amount of calories that top swimmers must consume to stay at the top of their game, Dana Vollmer faces a mighty big challenge. The 2009 NCAA Swimmer of the Year, who also won a gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, can only fuel up on gluten-free and egg-free foods.
Fortunately, Vollmer has found a delicious partner to help her maintain her diet, gluten-free pizza!
After a disappointing finish at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games trials, Vollmer is eyeing a bid to the 2012 Olympic Games to be held in London, England this summer. Her quest for spot on the U.S team is already off to a fantastic start. At the 2011 FINA World Championships, she took gold in the 100m butterfly, gold in the 4x100m medley relay, and earned a silver medal in the 400m freestyle relay.
As Vollmer is constantly traveling to compete against the world’s best, the jetsetter admits that managing her diet is often difficult.
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You can also learn more about Dana Vollmer on her official website. You can also send her words of encouragement as she aims to represent our country on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team by visiting her Facebook and Twitter pages.