2012 Olympian and Gold Medalist
Breeja played a lot of sports growing up, but didn't commit seriously to swimming until age 17. Although she became a serious swimmer later than most Olympians, Larson's talent was apparent immediately with a best time in high school in the 100 breast of 1:02.1. Larson went on to be a two-time NCAA champion and All-American for Texas A&M. In her sophomore year she set NCAA, US Open and American Records in 2012 in the 100 breast with her time of 57.75 and then set NCAA, US Open and American Records in 2013 for the 200 breast with her time of 2:04.48. In 2012 Larson won the U.S. Olympic Trials, beating Olympian Rebecca Soni and qualifying for her first Olympics. She was a member of the 400 medley relay team that won the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics, where she also placed 6th in the 200 breast. Larson still swims professionally and has competed and medaled in multiple FINA Swimming World Cup events.