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Champion's Mojo

Nov 26, 2019

Lenny Krayzelburg is a four-time Olympic gold medalist, a Swim School franchise developer and General Manager of the L.A. Current, an International Swim League, ISL, founding team. In this exclusive and revealing interview, he talks about his use of gratitude to get through tough times and the importance of having a plan for career and all aspects of life. You'll find value in this episode whether you are a pro swimmer or a budding entrepreneur. 


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More About Lenny Krayzelburg


Lenny Krayzelburg is the General Manager of the L.A. Current professional swim team which is a member of the newly formed International Swim League. The L.A. Current team roster of pro swimmers reads like a “who’s who” of American swim champions, including Nathan Adrian, Ryan Murphy, Kathleen Baker and Ryan Held.


At the Olympic level, Krayzelburg earned four Olympic gold medals: one each in the 100 and 200 meter backstroke, and two as part of the USA 4×100 meter medley relay in back-to-back Olympic Games. He has also been named a world champion, an 11-time national champion and Pan Pacific champion. USA Swimming honored Krayzelburg as "Swimmer of the Year" in 1999 and 2000. 


Because besides being the General Manager of the L.A. Current, over a decade ago Krayzelburg also created a very successful business of Swim Schools, now called SwimRight Academy, which offers Franchise Opportunities that help kids learn to swim. He is passionate about water safety and swimming ability for every child. 

Episode Topics and Mentions


L.A. Current professional swim team

International Swim League, ISL

Ella Eastin

Margo Geer

Nathan Adrian

Ryan Murphy

Kathleen Baker

Ryan Held



Las Vegas


Russian language


Cali Condors

D.C. Trident

Swim school franchise

SwimRight Academy

Matt Grevers



Takeaways from Kelly and Maria:

  • Everyone performs better and succeeds when they are having fun - Fun relieves pressure.
  • Planning leads to success in sports, business and life. It gives you a mental edge.
  • Routine supports planning and leads to greater success.
  • Gratitude is possible, even during hardships.Gratitude takes challenges and turns them into opportunities.
  • Envisioning the future is powerful and magical.


Quote of the Week


"When I transitioned into the business world, I tried to have a plan, a roadmap of what I want to accomplish and how I wanted to accomplish that..that's really the mindset I've always taken as an athlete and applied it in my business career." -- Lenny Krayzelburg


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