Saturday, July 11, 2009

I'm a winner of the HP Dara Torres Moms for Simplicity essay contest!!!

Yes, it's true. Two other moms and I were selected by HP and Olympic swimmer Dara Torres as the winners of the Moms for Simplicity essay contest. We each submitted a 250-word essay about how we use technology to simplify our lives. Our essays can be viewed at the link in the previous sentence. There is now a web site that is documenting our trip to Indianapolis and will also document our trip to Rome at the end of July. My understanding is that Dara Torres swims the 50M Freestyle on Saturday, August 1 in Rome. You can also follow us on Twitter: @hpmoms. Here is the press release from HP.

You can see the official video of Dara Torres in the finals in Indianapolis here on Swim Network. She is one amazing lady! We HP Moms got to have lunch with her on Wednesday, watched her swim the 50M Freestyle in the preliminary Thursday morning, and then the final on Thursday evening. Incredible! We also got to see Michael Phelps set a new world record in the 100M Butterfly, which was a wonderful added bonus for us!


Heather Allard said...

Congratulations, Barbara!! That's so awesome!! :)

Wendy at Babies Gotta Have It said...

Amazing! Have a wonderful trip! And please tell Dara Torres that I think she's the bomb!

balunov3 said...

Good contest. Congrats Barbara. Thanks for share good post.

rakeback said...

She has an amazing body and has inspired a lot of women to participate in sports and take interest in fitness that are over 40.