Carrie Swidecki

team nuun athlete

sport: Running

Dreams really do come True! I officially hold 7 Marathon and 101 High Score World Records after surviving obesity. It feels incredible to be setting the world standard for Exergaming at 38 years old. 15 years ago I never imagined that I would be redesigning physical education with dance video games, introducing Exergaming to the athletic world as an endurance sport, and pushing the limits of Exergaming to become a Multi World Record Holder. It's unbelievable! 15 years ago I was 210 pounds, plus size 18-20, and living my life in the past until I discovered Exergaming. The 1st time I played Dance Dance Revolution in the arcade I quickly died after 10 steps and a guy shouted, "You Sucked"! That moment set me on another course in life. I became determined to master the game and take third place in a local Dance Dance Revolution Tournament, but I never thought it would become reality. It took me 9 years to achieve that dream. While chasing that dream I lost 75 pounds, went down 10 sizes, became an advocate to fight childhood obesity, and a Multi World Record Holder. I dedicate all my World Records to fighting childhood obesity and inspiring adults to live a healthy lifestyle. I'm currently running 3 Just Dance programs at my school to fight childhood obesity: The 2nd grade physical education program, Just Dance lunch time intramural program, and the Presidential Fitness Program with the after school program. Everytime I set a world record it opens the door for more schools to include Exergaming in their physical education program as a tool to fight childhood obesity. All this just shows that if you have the courage to chase your dreams, then you can achieve anything in this world.

accomplishments:

Multi Guinness World Record Holder with times of 15 hours, 24 hours, 49 hours, and 76 hours. Going to the 1st Just Dance World Cup in Paris, France. Featured in 3 Guinness World Record Books. Made the cover of a Women's Fitness Magazine. Being featured in 5 magazines and several newspapers for my fight against childhood obesity. Receiving my own video game trading card. Giving an exclusive interview for French TV that airs December 19, 2014. Running Hood to Coast and running all the Run Disney races at Disneyland : ) Being a Nuun Hydration Ambassador! Named the oddest World Record of all time by Esports Redbull!