Chloe knew. She just knew. At 9 years old, she used a tremendous tool for success – modeling those who were already succeeding. As it happened, this future Olympian met someone to model and emulate, Olympic swimmer Chris Thompson. She watched him closely during that meeting for clues to model and to discover his hidden Olympic “Super Powers”. As it turns out, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with OJ for breakfast was part of the mystique which the determined future Olympian modeled for years to come.
It was that knowing and a strong faith that guided Chloe Sutton to become a 5 time National Champion in pool and in open water and at age 16 to be the first woman to compete in Olympic 10K open water competition.
She characterizes her training as “chipping away”, but this Olympian makes big strides by merely chipping away. In this interview, we chat about her athletic desire and prowess from an early age, to moving from a open water swimming to pool competitions, and how her faith helps propel her through the pool and in the open waters of life.