SWIMMER Magazine – January 2023

January 2023

By Jeremy Fuchs

Caroline Adams Miller struggled with bulimia in her teens and even during her career as a swimmer at Harvard. Twenty years later, in full recovery and the author of the first autobiography by a bulimia survivor, “My Name is Caroline,” Caroline returned to the pool as a Masters swimmer and found joy again in her sport. She even had an opportunity to swim again at USMS Nationals Long Course in 2015 and have closure with her Harvard swim coach, Stephanie Walsh, shortly before Walsh passed away. Caroline shares her concerns about the toll that eating disorders are continuing to take on young swimmers, and how many elite athletes have already left swimming because of their eating disorders. Caroline offers her thoughts on what the eating disorder community can offer to the swimming community to help change this dynamic.

Caroline Adams Miller

Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP is a pioneer with her ground-breaking work in the areas of goal-setting/accomplishment, grit, happiness and success. Caroline is the author of eight books, including Positively CarolineMy Name is Caroline,  Creating Your Best Life and Getting Grit. Live Happy Magazine named Creating Your Best Life one of the top ten goal-setting books ever published and Getting Grit one of the ten books that will change your life in 2017.  Her new book, Big Goals, is anticipated for release in the fall of 2024.  Caroline has been featured in BBC World NewsThe New York TimesThe Washington Post, USA Today, U.S. News &World Report, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR and CNN.  She is a graduate of Harvard University and holds a Master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

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