Sarah Peck: Astonishing Yourself As A Human Being

Sarah Peck is a 20-time All-American swimmer who successfully swam the Escape from Alcatraz nine separate times. She’s also the founder of Startup Pregnant where she documents stories of women’s leadership across work and family.

In her junior year of college, Sarah fell down a flight of stairs, broke her foot, and decided maybe she was done with her swimming career. She didn’t train that entire summer and decided to return to the water the following year.

What she experienced upon her return changed who she was as a person. 

In this episode, we chat about:

  • What Sarah’s years as a competitive swimmer taught her about pushing herself to the limit
  • The juicy thoughts she thinks about to distract herself from the sharks swimming around her in open water 
  • How open water swimming helped her break the monotony of daily life
  • Her time spent gardening as a child with her mother
  • What inspired her to create Startup Pregnant to reinvent work and parenthood
  • The importance of treating children as people
  • Her relationship with her husband and their way of being equal partners
  • Her passion for investment in women’s’ futures