Born in Bermuda, raised in Canada, Lisa Blackburn has competed on the National Swim Teams for both countries. In 2008, Lisa thought her Olympic dreams had ended. She moved to Bermuda for a teaching opportunity, with no thoughts of competitive swimming. But fate stepped in and soon she was working for a company that fully supported her goals and Lisa was back in the competitive lanes.
At the recent U.S. Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia, Lisa achieved a time of 1 minute, 13.21 seconds in the 100-meter breaststroke. Not only did she break the Bermuda national record, at 40-years old, Lisa broke the World Record for her Masters group.
Lisa has continued to have amazing results. She won 4 gold medals at the 2013 Pan-American Masters Championship in Florida, unofficially broke Masters world records, and won 8 medals at the 2013 Bermuda Island Games, including 4 meet relay records. In 2014, she received four bronze medals in the Caribbean Island Swimming Championships and then two gold medals, one silver, and two bronze medals at the Masters World Swimming Championships. And at 42 years of age, she is striving to qualify for and represent Bermuda at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games.
Recently, Lisa broke the Masters World Record in the 100IM. It is also a new Bermuda National Record and a lifetime best time for Lisa! She also swam a lifetime personal best in the 50 freestyle going 26.50 seconds. Lisa also had a great 200IM swim just narrowly missing the World Record and National Record by less than 0.7 seconds.
For me, the most important part of taking NeoLife Nutritionals is that it helps me maintain my nutritional routine and feel “whole.” Although I eat healthy foods, when I’m not taking the products, I just don’t feel as healthy, strong, or complete. In addition to improved recovery time, increased support to the immune system is very important. You can’t perform your best if you feel lousy. When all my teammates come down with a cold, I don’t. As an athlete, you work so hard for so long, and now I am living the athlete lifestyle. It’s a wonderful journey to be on—thanks NeoLife.