Inspirational Speaker


Inspirational Speaker

Karlyn Pipes - Inspirational Speaker

"Karlyn's journey is a remarkable personal testimony. Her unflinching candor and detailed description of how far she fell and how far she's come back... is nothing short of amazing."

-- John Naber, Olympic Champion and International Swimming Hall of Fame Inductee

The Courage to Change: The Miracle of a Do-Over

A  40-minute keynote presentation

She’s broken over 220 FINA Masters world records in every possible swimming stroke and distance. But just a few years earlier, no one knew how broken she was personally. 

At 15, Karlyn Pipes was a Junior National champion and seemed destined for greatness. That same year, however, she slipped into a dark pattern of alcohol abuse. Despite having amazing athletic skills, for over ten years her life was in complete free-fall until she hit rock bottom at age 31. It was then that she found the courage, strength and resilience to turn her life around by returning to the one thing that had created both the pain and pleasure in her life...the water.

Today, Karlyn is one of the most accomplished competitive swimmers in the world and was voted by Swimming World Magazine as one of the Top Ten masters swimmers of all-time.  Many of her records stand the test of time spanning 25 years and over five age groups. 

Karlyn found the COURAGE to change and as a result of her miraculous do-over she was inducted into the prestigious International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2015.

Invite Karlyn to inspire you!

For booking information, please email Karlynpipes@gmail.com

“Karlyn’s comeback story will motivate people of all ages to face their personal challenges, open themselves to new possibilities, and pursue their greatest dreams.”

-- Dara Torres, Five-Time Olympic Swimmer