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-- Olympic gold medalist who doesn't shy away from the spotlight swimmer Amanda Beard has graced the cover of Playboy and recently even -- mood for Peta and now she's moving beyond swimming and taking a stake in skin care.
Earlier I spoke to -- About Olympic accomplishments.
And what is next on her plate.
You've only got two gold medals what's wrong -- god -- that -- gotta get up to speed here now on the phone and -- all the old woman Katsav well do you thinking that that that that the bar has moved so dramatically -- or has it is this just.
Did -- one thing that happens once every ten years so.
I I'm hoping that it's just such a freak show like he's just some crazy athlete but and you never know I mean people are making in earning a -- metals and things like that and were bringing home our goal.
Don't even he doesn't know how we don't we had a -- we could go in and I said -- you like to be a coach.
He said the problem about being coaches I would know how to describe what it is I do to other people.
I'm the same way really -- because if I'm coaching like little kids like on -- cake.
-- parent I don't know like it's that you you have this feeling you know -- you're slandering you dump them pulling out today.
So what does a coach do for you than if you have this innate knowledge of how to do it they make me get up really early in the morning I think that they're just task -- and got the -- they say go to it there's no way -- wake up at 4 AM 5 AM for anybody else but my -- but there's nothing that is she surely they do some kind of little fine -- -- got -- constantly -- my stroke and perfecting it so.
With things that I would never -- -- -- and wouldn't have that capability to do like what.
I'm just little things about you know had possession and when I'm funding -- how to you know keep my feet aligned and -- -- -- these little things that you don't even think about normally is a high tech now that they use underwater cameras to make sure you're turning right and everything got it's ridiculous I mean.
Day they break down your your races into the smallest little little part so you can analyze everything there's.
There's cameras from above the low from the -- from like everything in.
They know exactly where -- -- Now when you hear the stories about these these terrific products they have -- the swimwear of course we -- felt.
Michael Phelps came on with a guy from Speedo or the company that -- Speedo what is that what Micah Warnaco.
Which is doing great they've sold 50% more of their swimsuits that they say that the swimsuits actually do add speed is that true doors -- all the -- you water.
I think what does feed -- some say it's -- bad it's and for any ladies out there they will know what I'm talking about -- banks so basically hold.
I certainly don't know would you diagnose ladies we'll understand but it basically holed everything -- all so that I'm still like a -- yet.
Yeah how bad -- really really tight guard all of it takes fight between if you're really -- to get it on about ten minutes but for most it will take about twenty or thirty minutes to get your sums it up.
-- -- Let's talk about swimsuits -- girls I -- talk about you how do you turn -- gold in a real gold how do you how do you make money -- because you've done so many different things from GoDaddy to -- posing in Playboy -- working for.
Other product doing product endorsements.
How do you do -- how do you decide what to do.
I don't look for -- -- it's about not just only being you know sponsored by companies also.
Owning you know part equity in these companies and being involved hand in hand and says that creates -- -- relationship where it's not -- last two or three years like -- normal contract is gonna last you know.
Ten years three years but rather actually a lifetime indicted.
No you actually held equity in some of the companies and brought reverse -- -- -- for example.
-- for the mission products and -- companies that -- very very much involved and and we had Steve Nash on yet also promoting the product that does he have equity and as well.
Yes and we actually have thirteen.
Elite athletes who have equity in the company through helped design and put out the products that we make so.
Not only -- getting these products where you know we're using them but we are testing them constantly in the -- that we did so someone like Steve Nash is going to be testing them on the basketball court or.
Mia -- probably running around still on soccer fields and me in the pool.
Brian -- on a skateboard though we're all over the -- -- your eyes -- In the room -- -- he's he's in the dark over there we don't have a Mike got -- He's a guy who founded that -- came up with a product idea that if this did he contact you or did you seek him out.
It was kind of a wolf things I've always been kind of very passionate -- -- girl from very passionate about cosmetic have to tell me I'm doing okay all right.
There's things you do have to tell me about swimming he has sick girl not okay so I'm a girl solved.
And then so it.
However came out we got in contact with mission and -- shot and we started communicating about these new products -- out and specifically.
Athlete engineered products and so on it's something athletes really do take a roll -- does -- -- -- like Josh shot sent me over and how the products -- actually in Beijing that I tested.
You know some new chlorine rinse well that's you know for a lot of things I -- with Steve I was having trouble figuring out why a basketball star would need some.
Some kind of special cream and everything but with with a swimmer you can understand it could chlorine kills you it kills -- I used to swim -- -- I do.
Get this -- to do forty laps at one time.
44 relapse I used to do would happily be bigger -- -- thousand -- Garrett at the but I -- -- I stopped because it was drying my -- -- we got some products for you and I don't panic I'll take it but I outs when he but the fact is is that you could actually advised that -- -- -- engineers about what you -- and here's the thing is that we're also cori turns people's hair green right.
-- -- I know it's not actually so worked.
As well let me -- like we're taking a lead athletes who -- who are testing these products and who are taking into a completely different level like the top of the top.
And but the thing is it's still bad for everyone who's just going to their local YMCA who are jumping in the pool once a week once a month.
-- so its products really for anyone but we're testing it to the extreme.
Right now I know you you that you want to push this because you're very into this but are there other.
Types of products that you might get and you might actually take an equity stake in as well.
I've been really benefit in doing more sportswear and things like that and kind of developing might imagine you -- design stuff yourself particularly after what you've seen happen.
Deathly deathly sportswear and actually someone I love you know obviously -- Wear bikinis and -- -- the south -- love I know I know my way around that kind of area so I figured why not.
John you're not gonna see bikinis in the Olympics -- -- -- are wonder what's next.
So you might see bikini you know say I got -- feeling crazy fast speaking anywhere.
And how what is next for you -- are you gonna get any guy I asked Phelps if he wanted to coach he said no I wanna do any of that.
Now I don't I don't see myself coaching unless I had really a lead like hard core group of athletes who are so gung ho about it inspired me to coach.
For me it's more about I'm really taking a different -- I love being in front of the camera and doing TV staff and I've done -- bunched up come back I often -- scoreboard I'll be sitting in your chair of that.
-- -- -- favor that the verdict but so I think that's -- eleven smiling and being from the cameras and you know in prints and things like that and I want to open my own clothing boutique and I wanna get more invested in Michigan and do more stuff but then so and the down market -- that we're in right now doesn't concern you now.
We've had I mean we -- just going crazy with that thank you so much for being here and how did you -- and arts and.
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