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The United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum’s nine-part video series “Becoming Your Personal Best: Life Lessons from Olympians and Paralympians” will help young people, families and communities develop positive resiliency skills. The first episode premiered on Sunday, June 6, 2021 on Rocky Mountain PBS and aired weekly until August 1, 2021.

You can stream the episodes in the video player below.
The Why
Season 2021 Episode 1
Physical Resiliency
Season 2021 Episode 2
Mental Resiliency
Season 2021 Episode 3
Emotional Resiliency
Season 2021 Episode 4
Social Resiliency
Season 2021 Episode 5
Spiritual Resiliency
Season 2021 Episode 6
Educators & Youth: Part 1
Season 2021 Episode 7
Educators & Youth: Part 2
Season 2021 Episode 8
A Conversation with Dr. Charles Benight
Season 2021 Episode 9
“Becoming Your Personal Best” is hosted by Olympian Hunter Kemper (triathlon // 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012) and features nationally known resiliency experts along with other U.S. Olympians and Paralympians who share with viewers practical information, skill-building tools and helpful activities.   The series was filmed in the 60,000-square-foot U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum. In the introductory segment, Olympian and NBA great Bill Hanzlik (basketball // 1980) introduces viewers to the Museum, to Paralympians Tricia Downing (Para shooting // 2016) and John Register (Para swimming, Para track and field // 1996, 2000), and to gold-medal winning goalie Jim Craig (ice hockey // 1980). We meet Colorado youth who love basketball and learn how the program in which they participate is part of a community effort to build resiliency. Hanzlik introduces us to Kemper and school principal and international leadership consultant Dr. George Houston, who emphasize the importance of young people developing resiliency skills, share clips from other segments, and invite the audience to be part of a remarkable journey over the next eight weeks.
The series features internationally known sports psychologist Dr. Roberta Kraus, who worked with the 2016 U.S. Paralympic men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams, who both won gold at the Rio Games. Dr. Kraus teaches viewers the same tools she used with athletes to develop physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual resiliency.

Experts offer practical advice on building resiliency and in two other segments Colorado youth respond to what they learn from our experts and share what they think the adults in their lives need to know now.

Explore the Becoming Your Personal Best curriculum and educational resources in the Curriculum section of this page.

If you have any questions about Becoming Your Personal Best, please contact us at the USOPM here.
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