Keynote & Endnote Speakers

2022 AOAP Keynote and Endnote Speakers:

Monday, February 7 – 9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 
Keynote Speaker
KEYNOTE / OPENING SESSION

Elizabeth Beisel, Olympian

Elizabeth Beisel is a three-time Olympic swimmer for the United States. She is 28 years old and currently resides in Rhode Island, where she grew up and fell in love with the sport of swimming. In 2006, she became the youngest swimmer to ever qualify for the United States Swimming National Team at 13 years old. In 2008, she qualified for her first Olympic Games as the youngest competitor of the United States Olympic Team at 15 years old. Throughout her swimming career, she competed in six World Championships, three Olympic Games, and three Pan Pacific Championships. At the 2012 Olympic Games, she won two individual medals; a silver in the 400m Individual Medley, and a bronze in the 200m Backstroke. She won a World Championship Title and has nine other international medals spanning the course of her career. In 2016, she was named Captain of the United States Olympic Swim Team. From 2006-2017 she was on every single US National Team, earning her the longest streak out of any female swimmer, and the second longest streak in the sport only to Michael Phelps. Elizabeth attended the University of Florida where she won two NCAA titles and 14 SEC titles. She graduated with a 3.9 GPA and a degree in Telecommunications.

Elizabeth Beisel is a three-time Olympic swimmer for the United States. In 2008, she qualified for her first Olympic Games as the youngest competitor of the United States Olympic Team at 15 years old. At the 2012 Olympic Games, she won two individual medals; a silver in the 400m Individual Medley, and a bronze in the 200m Backstroke. She has won 14 US National Championship Titles, a World Championship Title, and has nine other international medals spanning the course of her career. In 2016, she was named Captain of the United States Olympic Swim Team. Elizabeth attended the University of Florida where she won two NCAA titles and 14 SEC titles. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications and was named the 2011 NCAA Division 1 Scholar-Athlete All American of the Year and the 2013 SEC Female Scholar Athlete of the Year. Elizabeth now works as a commentator and media contributor at the Olympic Games and World Championships for NBC.

Her Presentation

The central messages she themes her speeches around are believing in yourself, working hard, finishing what you started, and having fun. I want the audience to leave my speeches feeling alive, happy, and inspired. She wants my audience to believe in themselves and know that they can accomplish anything they put their minds to.

Key points are: Mindset is more important than physical attributes. Hard work is more important than talent. Finishing what you started is always better than quitting and giving up. Having fun is more important than being the best (but you will inevitably be the best if you’re enjoying what you do).

Her speeches are inspirational and light, but I do hammer home some very important and serious topics. I love to have fun with it and allow the audience relate to me on a personal/human level.

Thursday, February 10 – 10:15 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. 
AOAP Endnote/DIA Keynote Speaker

Dr. Regina Lewis