Birthday: May 6, 1980
Hometown: Plant City, Fla.
Residence: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
- Sports Broadcaster
- Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist in the 800m and 400m free
- Fourteen National Titles
- 9th in the world in the 800m free – 2004
- World Record for 800m free in 2000 at Olympic Trials
Speaking Topics: Olympic Games Experience, Keys to Success, Post-Career Success, Living a Healthy Life: Insights on Health, Fitness and Nutrition
Brooke Bennett is popularly known for being one of the most elite swimmers in the country. Her talent and determination was fueled by her grandfather who built Bennett a swimming pool and taught her to swim, a role model she still dedicates every race to. At the young age of 12, Bennett qualified for her first junior national cut and went on to win her first gold medal in the 800 meter freestyle at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. That same year, the U.S. Olympic Committee named Bennett the “Sports Woman of the Year.” After ultimately adding 14 U.S. champion titles to her record, Bennett continued her success, winning two gold medals, one in the 800 meter freestyle and another in the 400 meter freestyle, in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.
Inspired by Bennett’s passion and athleticism, Wheaties honored her wins by placing her on the cover of their “Breakfast of Champions” cereal box. Disney also praised Bennett’s success by having her handprints in cement at the Disney/ MGM Studios.
Currently, Bennett is utilizing her passion for sports as a sports broadcaster for Bright House Sports Network in Florida. Bennett is also a certified personal trainer and nutritionist through the National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT). Adding to her list of achievement will soon be “author” of her very own cookbook.
When Brooke isn’t in the pool, cooking in the kitchen or on television, Brook is an avid animal lover and enjoys spending time with her two dogs.