Around the Buoy Ep.63: Olympian Elizabeth Beisel
Authored by Kate Richardson
Elizabeth Beisel achieved athletic notoriety at age of 15 when she became the youngest member of the US Olympic Team in Beijing. She earned two medals in London and served as the swim team’s captain in Rio, but in 2020, when her father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Elizabeth decided to do something no woman has done before.
In this episode, we talk with Elizabeth about her Block Cancer Swim, which takes her from Rhode Island’s mainland, to sleepy Block Island, 10 miles offshore. Her efforts raised over $160k for cancer research in her father’s memory. Take a listen!