Former Franklin & Marshall College swimmer Katie Schick is this week’s guest on episode No. 99 of the "Inspirational Athletes" podcast.

A West Chester native who now lives in Lancaster County, Schick last month placed third overall among female competitors in the Ironman Maryland to qualify for the 2019 World Championship Ironman race in Kona, Hawaii. This comes after a two-year rise in the sport in which she has been dominating the triathlon scene.

Among many topics, Schick chats about her journey from the pool to discovering triathlons, what has gone into her performances as of late, how she has gone about overcoming her battles with mental toughness in the sport, and her preparations for next year’s Ironman.

'Inspirational Athletes:' Katie Schick