This is Whitney Myers narrating a slide-show of her wonderful life:

“That’s me – I was 15 — at the 2000 Olympic Trials in Indianapolis. Look how tiny I was! No wonder Frank Busch called me “Munchkin.” Do you know Sports Illustrated wrote about me?

“This is me four years later, at the Olympic Trials in Long Beach. Do you realize I came within 82/100 of a second of making the Olympic team? I was a three-time All-American as a freshman. You can’t believe the doors that swimming has opened for me. …

“This is me in Beverly Hills – look at all the tuxedos — at the USA Swimming banquet. I won the Golden Goggles award and was No. 1 in the world. …

“This is me swimming in Montreal. …

“This is me swimming in South Africa…

“This is me swimming in Paris. …

Read more about Whitney Myers' quest for gold in Friday's Arizona Daily Star.