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About Misty

Olympic gold medalist Misty Hyman won a stunning upset victory at the 2000 Sydney games when she came from behind to break the American record and win the 200-meter butterfly. Recognized as a pioneer in the sport for her innovative underwater dolphin kick, she won 13 U.S. and five NCAA national titles.

Hyman is recognized as one of the most inspirational athletes of our time. Her knowledge of the sport, gained from two decades of competitive swimming for two of America’s top swim coaches, coupled with her friendly and encouraging personality, have made her one of the country’s leading swim instructors.

She is the former Senior Assistant Coach for the Arizona State University swimming program and offers personalized and private coaching at The Sanctuary Resort in Paradise Valley, AZ. She also hosts clinics and camps throughout the United States. As a motivational speaker, Hyman helps athletes, students, and corporations alike set and reach seemingly unattainable goals.

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Inspirational Speaking

Misty has delighted audiences of all ages and walks of life with her inspirational story of winning Olympic Gold. Through her stories and struggles, Misty shows her listeners how they, too, can win their own gold medal in their own way. Misty uses specific themes and examples, and then applies them to the lives of her audience. She customizes each talk specifically for the group she is speaking to.

Misty has spoken for:

  • Corporations
  • Colleges
  • Sports Teams
  • Non-Profits
  • Schools
  • Prisons
  • Churches

See what a difference she can make for your organization!

Selected speaking topics:

If you would like to book a speaking engagement, please send the date, time, location, requested topic, and expected audience at the presentation.  She will respond to you to finalize arrangements if she is able to accommodate your request.

To book Misty Hyman to speak to your organization or at your next corporate event, please complete the contact form or email theresa@mistyhyman.com

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Swimming Lessons & Clinics

Misty has been giving swimming clinics throughout the country and internationally for over a decade. She brings 25 years of competitive experience under the country’s best coaches and 14 years of coaching experience together with her upbeat personality to make learning easy and enjoyable. Misty has a unique formula of technical expertise and fun!

“The best part about being an Olympian is having the opportunity to share my experiences, knowledge, and passion for the sport with other swimmers. We are all part of the same chlorinated family.”

Private and Semi Private Swim Lessons

Misty’s homebase is Phoenix, AZ where she teaches lessons out of The Sanctuary Resort in Paradise Valley. Misty also travels all over the world and often has lesson availability while she is on the road. See if Misty is coming to a pool near you!

For Misty’s Philosophy on Private Coaching, Click Here

Swim Clinics

Misty offers many different kinds of clinics from a two-hour stroke session to a three-day swimming event. We can help you to customize a clinic that works for your team!

Misty specializes in butterfly and underwater dolphin kick specific clinics for club teams that she calls The Underwater Warrior Clinic. These clinics are intensive and technical and include a Finis Foil Monofin for all participants.

Misty is also excited to launch her newest clinic The Swim Like a Girl Clinic! She hosts these clinics with fellow Sydney Olympic Teammate and Silver Medalist Kristy Kowal. Together Misty and Kristy team up to create a motivational and empowering experience for female swimmers both in and out of the water.

To inquire about booking a clinic for your team please email theresa@mistyhyman.com

Misty’s clinics always include her motivational Olympic story and the video of her Olympic race. She brings her gold medal for swimmers to wear for a photo, and each swimmer will receive an autographed picture.

Clinics available for all groups:

Please note that because Misty is no longer coaching at Arizona State University, NCAA rules do not apply or limit her to working with swimmers who are younger or older than high school. Misty welcomes the opportunity to work with all swimmers ages seven to 107.

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Enjoying the Swim

July 22, 2014

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Nutrition Tip

July 21, 2014

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Stop. Rest. Recharge.

July 1, 2014

I’ve been so busy traveling, teaching lessons and presenting to companies that it’s easy to forget to stop and breathe. Does this sound familiar? I always talk about the importance of rest and recovery with my clients – that... MORE »

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Where's Misty?

Find out where Misty will be next and what she'll be doing there! 2016 OLYMPIC TRIALS in Omaha, Nebraska: June 26 - July 3 2016 OLYMPICS in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: August 3 - August 17

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Contact Misty

Contact Misty Hyman

Are you looking to book a swim lesson? Are you interested in Misty speaking at your school or company? Feel free to contact us below and we’ll be in touch soon.

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