The first ever LEAD Sports Summit took place in Austin, TX from September 2-4, 2017.  The entire weekend exceeded our expectations and we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to meet and build relationships with all 76 young swimmers.

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Each girl left with experiences they'll never forget, friendships, swag, and memories, but most importantly, they left with a stronger and more empowered sense of self than when they came. Jenn Brunelli, Elizabeth Beisel, Christie Shefchunas, Missy Franklin, Kara Lynn Joyce, Madisyn Cox and Eva Fabian took the stages at LEAD with confidence, compassion, and the desire to break down barriers, relate, inform, and empower.

"I want to keep growing the event. Listening to Missy talk about perseverance, the only thing I could think of was how there are so many girls that would benefit from being in this room, and I want to give more girls that opportunity."

- LEAD Founder Kara Lynn Joyce

LEAD Summit Press:

Olympic Channel: Olympians come together to empower young swimmers

SwimSwam: Olympians give praise to the inaugural LEAD Sports Summit