Summer Elisabeth Sanders (born October 13, 1972) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic champion from 1992. Sanders now works as a sports commentator, reporter, television show host and actress.
Sanders was born in Roseville, California and attended Cavitt Junior High School (just outside Roseville) and Oakmont High School there.
On Saturday, June 9, 2007, Sanders' childhood home was destroyed by a fire.
By age three, Sanders could swim a lap of the pool. She wanted to be just like her older brother Trevor, so in 1976 she joined the Sugar Bears – an age-group swimming program in Roseville, California, coached by Mike Barsotti, Scott Winter and Scott O'Conner. From there she jumped to the Sierra Aquatic Club with coach Ralph Thomas, and finally to CCA under coach Mike Hastings...
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