Britta Llewellyn, and Austria native, moved to the United States after high school with $100 in her pocket to train for a sport she barely knew how to do. Within five years she was one of the top five water ski jumpers in the world, followed 10 European titles in a row and two world championships. Having been sponsored by Red Bull, she transitioned into managing their athlete performance department with a goal of helping other athletes become the best they can be.
Miko Fogarty’s childhood was filled with study and competition of ballet all over the world. At nine, she performed in her first international competition. At 12, she was featured in the documentary First Position, and at 17 was hired at the Birmingham Royal Ballet. However, she soon realized this career was not what she envisioned, began to struggle with body image, and decided to pursue other interests.
Brenda Villa: I Moved Away From Home Before Retiring To Have Space To Process My Transition.
Brenda Villa is the most decorated water polo player in the US. She has won everything before retiring in 2012. Originally from East Los Angeles, she moved to the Bay Area in 2010, two years before retiring. She started coaching at a private all-girl high school where she now works full-time as a water polo and swim coach and in the Equity and Inclusion department. She is also involved in multiple volunteering positions locally and nationally.
Michelle Pearson is from Bermuda but grew up in Australia and the USA. She played a lot of sports growing up and eventually settled with rowing in her teens. She rowed for Harvard for four years, for Oxford for 2 and then competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics. She retired after Rio and started working as a consultant for Ernst and Young. In 2018, she started rowing again with the goal of competing in Tokyo.