October 16, 2012
Margaret Hoelzer said she knew it was time to hang it up before the final run to 2012 began, but she went out with her head held high and her career speaks for itself. Now, she focuses on speaking to and for victims of abuse and she is scheduled to speak at Penn State’s first conference on Child Sex Abuse October 29-30 at the Penn State Conference Center Hotel in State College, Pa. Hoelzer plans to talk about her career and the incredible 2012 Olympic team, as well as her passion for making a difference in others’ lives now that she has finished her swimming career.
Hoelzer holds PNS records in the women's 100 meter freestyle, 100-200 meter backstroke, and 100 meter butterfly event. Hoelzer set a world record in the 200 meter backstroke and was an Olympian in 2008. Hoelzer still lives in Seattle and has held clinics and been guest speaker at several age group camps.