Online: OCCats Pool-Side Chat with Olympic Silver Medalist Lacey John
Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 5:00 pm


Hosted by the OCCats Alumni Chapter

Join the OCCats in their first free virtual event!

Special Guest: 

  • Lacey John, director, Alumni Career & Professional Development 

Lacey Nymeyer-John is a native Tucsonan and a proud alumna from the University of Arizona. Lacey loves representing her Wildcat spirit, and has done so on national and international platforms as a member of the Arizona women’s swimming and diving team.

Her career highlights include:

  • Winning NCAA individual and team championships
  • Being named the 2009 NCAA Women’s Athlete of the Year
  • Winning a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China. 

Since graduating with her bachelor's degree from Arizona in 2009, Lacey went on to achieve a master’s degree in higher education.

She has a love for education and passion for helping college students and alumni. Lacey has worked at the Alumni Association since 2019. Lacey is married to Chandler John '14, a fellow University of Arizona graduate, and has two children.

Pool-Side Chat: Navigating Resistance

During a swimming race, you are constantly battling the resistance of the water, and many of the strategies used to help competitive swimmers meet their goals can also be used to achieve success outside the pool. In this short webinar, I will share my story as an Olympic swimmer and die-hard Wildcat as well as some of the lessons I have learned along the way.

  • Streamline is the fastest way the human body moves through the water, and it is also the way to improve our efficiency and productivity in work.
  • Using the walls in a race helps a swimmers regenerate his or her velocity, and using moments of setback and discouragement can also be a way to grow and evolve our personal and professional skills.
  • Taking it one stroke at a time is the only way swimmers make it through a rigorous training session. We also can practice staying focused and present in times of stress and anxiety.

If you have questions for Lacey you will be to ask them via the RSVP process below or during the live Q&A session.