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October 17, 2019

Allowed to Dream – Yursa Mardini (S11E1)

In this Episode

This week, Alyssa and Haley talk to Yursa Mardini, Syrian refugee, 2016 Olympic swimmer, and author of the book Butterfly. Yursa talks about growing up as a swimmer in Syria, living through the civil war, and the reasons why she left. She shares her feelings about being a representative of displaced people worldwide, how her experience as a refugee has changed her as a person, and the importance of sport in her life. Plus, how she’s training for the 2020 Olympics and continues to represent refugees as the youngest Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Refugee Agency.

+ Our hosts recap all the amazing sporting events from the weekend and a mailbag question about how to warm up for a cold water swim.

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