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  1. The more Michael the merrier

    Jessica Hardy

    I have to admit: It's not often that the whole world is talking about swimming in the spring of a non-Olympic year. That's what happens when the most decorated Olympian of all time decides to come out of retirement. The return of Michael Phelps is a ...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  2. Happiness is my new priority

    Jessica Hardy

    What a difference a year makes. At this time last year, leading up to the London Games, there was a lot of anxiety in my life. After my suspension just before Beijing, I was afraid I wouldn't get another shot at the Olympics. Even if I did perform we...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  3. On to the next race

    Jessica Hardy

    I didn't expect winning Olympic medals to feel quite this good! Since I started swimming, I've dreamed of competing at the Olympics and earning medals with the U.S. team. Seeing those dreams become reality this past summer has brought me immense ...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  4. Finally time to dry off

    Jessica Hardy

    My racing is complete, and my suits are drying out for the first time in longer than I can remember. Swimmers don't get much of a break. We pretty much train full time, year-round, which I have done for my entire career. (I have been on the natio...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  5. #AskJessica: Hardy answers your questions

    Jessica Hardy

    You asked U.S. swimmer Jessica Hardy questions via Twitter, and she answered. She weighs in on her love for the sprint events, her swimming strengths and her time in London: Tina, @TinaLaswim: Have you considered competing in the 200m breaststroke...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  6. It's surpassed anything I imagined!

    Jessica Hardy

    Greetings from the Olympic village! The swim team arrived on Monday, and I have finally finished unpacking the cornucopia of clothes that we found waiting for us in our rooms upon arrival. I have seven suitcases stuffed into my dorm room! We are goin...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  7. I can't believe I'm an Olympian

    Jessica Hardy

    When I touched the wall at the end of the 100-meter breaststroke final last week at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, my first thoughts were happy ones. I knew it had been a good race, but then I looked at the scoreboard. My name was third behind Br...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  8. We're hoping to medal in London -- together!

    Jessica Hardy

    There are some days when the absolute last thing I want to do is wake up before dawn on a cold morning and jump into an equally cold pool. But there is one thing that makes it so much better: my fiance Dominik Meichtry is right there with me. We met ...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  9. Training mind, body to be better than ever

    Jessica Hardy

    Going through a moment of crisis transformed me, humbled me and brought out what mattered most in my life. During my suspension from competing, I probably would have lost my spirit completely if I didn't have a loving group of family and friends ther...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  10. I'm getting better, not bitter

    Jessica Hardy

    Jessica Hardy will be blogging for espnW in the lead-up to this summer's London Olympics. Check back in April for more on her journey. I was at an Olympic team training camp in Palo Alto, Calif., two weeks before Beijing, when my whole world fell ...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  11. Jessica Hardy: 'I'm getting better, not bitter'

    Jessica Hardy

    Almost four years after a doping ban, Jessica Hardy is still working to prove it wasn't her fault. And she is focused on renewing the Olympic dream crushed in 2008.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2012
  12. Swimmer Jessica Hardy trains her mind, body to be better than eve...

    Jessica Hardy

    Using sports psychology has made Jessica Hardy a better swimmer than ever, and helped her put the past to rest as well.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2012