Rule number 1. Never be photographed directly next to an Olympic athlete (thanks Kristen for being my buffer), especially when that athlete is Olympic swimmer Dara Torres. The astounding fact I learned when photographing Dara for Coastal Living is that Dara is about to compete in her 6th consecutive Olympic games. Oh, and that she brought home 3 silver medals in 2008. I don’t think just cutting out carbs is going to help me here.