Profiling Dawn Heckman
Dawn Heckman grew up in Latrobe, Pa., (home of Arnold Palmer and Rolling Rock beer) and started competitive swimming at the age of four. She was a 14-time NCAA All-American and a four-time Southeastern Conference champion at the University of Florida. Heckman is a 1999 Pan Pacific gold and bronze medalist in open water swimming, a bronze medalist at the 2000 World Open Water Championships, and a finalist at the 1997 World University Games.
This story is from the SCAQ website.