Being a big believer in the importance of healthy foods and an active lifestyle is the anthem of so many of our gorgeous, talented and media friendly Fitness Girls.

We would expect that.

When a beautiful maiden who is a world class swimmer makes that motto her own, that shows comradery in the global female sports sisterhood.

We are ecstatic to have the bright swimming luminary Natalie Coughlin in our active female sorority of super stars. article, photo article, photo

This California native is a history maker. Have you met her? Trust us, you should.

Let’s go knock on her door at  Swimming trunks preferred.

Her resume is incredible. We thank her for sharing. Here goes:

Olympic Experience:

  • Three-time Olympian (2004, 2008, 2012); 12-time Olympic medalist (3 golds, 4 silvers, 5 bronzes)
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, bronze (4×100-meter freestyle)
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, gold (100-meter backstroke), silver (4×100-meter freestyle, 4×100-meter medley), bronze (100-meter freestyle, 200-meter medley, and 4×200-meter freestyle)
  • Athens 2004 Olympic Games, gold (100-meter backstroke and 4×200-meter freestyle), silver (4×100-meter freestyle, 4×100-meter medley), bronze (100-meter freestyle)
  • First woman in Olympics history to win back-to-back gold medals (100-meter backstroke)

Career Highlights:

  • 2013 World Championships, gold (4×100-meter freestyle)
  • 2011 World Championships, gold (4×100-meter medley), silver (4×100-meter freestyle), bronze (100-meter backstroke)
  • 2010 World Championships, gold (100-meter backstroke), silver (4×100-meter freestyle, 4×100-meter medley), bronze (100-meter freestyle)

That’s just not only extremely impressive. It’s overwhelmingly amazing.

At Femcompetitor Magazine we love researching these great Fem Competitors because most are very astute at using the press in our Social Media world. As you can guess, Natalie excels at that as well.

The star of our story Co-authored “Golden Girl: How Natalie Coughlin Fought Back, Challenged Conventional Wisdom, and Became America’s Olympic Champion” in April 2006…Served as an Olympic analyst for MSNBC during the 2006 Olympic Winter Games…Appeared on “Dancing with the Stars” in 2009.

She was a star since she was the tender age of six, swimming up a storm. Given her incredible success we would have to elevate her to the Mega Star category.

How do you qualify for the Mega Star club?

Endorsements baby. article, photo article, photo

Many have stellar resumes, Natalie included, but when a major company seeks you out to endorse their global brand, now you have entered Mega Star status.

Natalie has excelled as a brand ambassador for Luvo Inc. Time for another meet and greet because we sense you are going to luv Luvo lots. article, photo article, photo

Luvo was founded on a simple idea: To love our food — how it tastes, what it does for our health and how it makes us feel nourished and happy. Luvo develops, manufactures, markets and sells healthy retail food products and frozen ready-made entrees.  Luvo works with its suppliers to ensure the quality of its ingredients, giving top consideration to eco-friendly practices that promote sustainability and ethical sourcing and products that are environmentally sound and health-sustaining.

They certainly love Natalie.

Here’s what they have to say about her and their great brand. “Luvo Inc., a forward-thinking frozen food company that offers chef-inspired, nutritionist-approved meals made from high quality ingredients, announced today that World Champion and Olympic gold medalist swimmer Natalie Coughlin has joined the team as the company’s newest brand ambassador.

A 12-time Olympic medalist and 20-time World Championship medalist, Coughlin is an avid believer in the importance of healthy foods and active lifestyles

Coughlin will support Luvo in its mission to bring consumers affordable, nutritious frozen meals made from wholesome ingredients that taste great and provide energy for wherever life’s adventures may lead.

Swimming in pride, she enthusiastically expresses, “Proper nutrition is one of the most important elements to achieving peak performance, not only in athletic competition but in life. However, I know from years on the road in collegiate and professional swimming that the healthy choice is not always easy to find, or the one you have time to make,” said Coughlin. “That’s why I’m thrilled to be working with Luvo, to educate people on the benefits of healthy eating and provide them with meal options that have compelling flavors, don’t skip on nutrition, and are ready to eat within minutes.”

Here is more confirmation of Natalie’s Mega Star status. article, Los Angeles Times photo article, Los Angeles Times photo

Natalie joins an elite team of brand ambassadors. Led by Brand Development Officer, Derek Jeter, as well as recently announced ambassador Russell Wilson, quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks, Luvo’s ambassador program isn’t your average sponsorship deal. Jeter, Wilson and now Coughlin are all investors in the Company and believe in its commitment to make nutritious and delicious food accessible to everyone.

Wow, what’s that delicious smell? Financial success.

Sounds mega nutritious. We’re excited. In fact we think we’re as excited as we are hungry.

We can almost smell the aroma from Nor Cal because after all, Natalie is a Nor Cal girl.

Why don’t we put on those swimming trunks with the vegetable prints and wade to her home town of Vallejo. article, photo article, photo

Vallejo is a city in Solano County, California, located in the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. The population was 115,942 at the 2010 census. It is the tenth most populous city in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the largest in Solano County.

Vallejo is home to the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom theme park, and the regional office for Region 5 of the United States Forest Service.

The colleges and universities in Vallejo are California Maritime Academy, the Vallejo Center campus of Solano Community College, and Touro University California.

Vallejo has twice served as the capital of the state of California: once in 1852 and again in 1853.

The global travel leaders at Lonely Planet love to go for a ride and if you love the scenic San Francisco Bay Area, and most of us do, they have a suggestion that will allow us to catch the wave.

As of this October 2016 writing, “Get to Napa car-free via Vallejo Ferry with departures from Ferry Building docks about every hour from 6:30am to 7pm weekdays and every two hours from 11am to 7:30pm on weekends; bikes are permitted. From the Vallejo Ferry Terminal, take Napa Valley Vine bus 10 to downtown Napa, Yountville, St Helena or Calistoga.”

It’s been so fun visiting the life of this former California Bear. article, photo article, photo

A twelve-time Olympic medalist is still something that we repeat to ourselves over and over because it’s so hard to believe that someone has achieved that.

With Natalie that shouldn’t be surprising.

When you are a Mega Star, in terms of accomplishments, the universe is your swimming pool.

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Sources:, Wikipedia,, FCI Elite Competitor, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons.