Arizona Storytellers: Misty Hyman

Published: Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 8:19am
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Swimmer Misty Hyman shares her Olympic story at Arizona Storytellers on July 19, 2016.

KJZZ is partnering with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers project on the radio. Storytellers in Phoenix share their stories at live events in town. Some of the stories are about living here, some are not.

Misty Hyman always imagined winning a gold medal for swimming in the Olympics. When she was 16 years old she qualified to compete in the 1996 Olympic trials. But when she got to the trials, she missed making the team by three one hundredths of a second.

Misty Hyman is a swim coach, inspirational speaker and businesswoman in Paradise Valley

The next storytelling event is Monday, August 8 at Valley Bar in Downtown Phoenix. To learn more about the Arizona Storytellers project or how to tell your own story, visit

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