"More Than Medals" Out NOW!

"More Than Medals" coming May 30, 2024!

Betsy Mitchell, two-time Olympian, gold medalist, world champion and record holder, provides details about her youth and her rise to greatness in the sport of swimming. During her journey competing in amateur sports, she learned many lessons that she applies in her daily life and in her work as a collegiate athletic director. In this book, Betsy reveals how amateur sports shaped her life and shares twelve pivotal lessons she learned along the way.”


More than Medals is a memoir-esque set of lessons learned on her journey from YMCA swimming to collegiate dominance and Olympic medals in 1984 and 1988. Betsy shares these lessons in an inspirational commentary on the state of youth sports today and how we need to find and keep the joy in amateur sports. Targeting youth sport parents, coaches and athletes, Betsy’s mission as a collegiate athletic director and thought leader in college sports is to hold meaningful conversations on how to refocus our amateur sports culture on development, character and fun.


As of May 20, More Than Medals is available in three formats: paperback, e-reader, and an audio book, which Betsy narrates herself!  Please pre-order at betsymitchell.us/buy and check below for upcoming conversations, readings and signings. Please reach out to arrange an engagement for your organization.