Trish Swander, at 32 years of age and as a mother of two children (Jason, who competed in his first NPC contest at 18 years old, and a 9 years old daughter) is a very successful female Bodybuilder and Powerlifter.And she definitely has a very beautiful muscular body with that feminine touch (as you can see on the photos below).
She is from Harlingen, South Texas, known as the home of Rachel McLish, the woman who put womens bodybuilding into the mainstream world. However, today there is another name that would come to mind: Trish Swander! Trish has climbed up the NPC ranks in Texas and is making a good solid name for herself at the national level. The latest strength show she has done was in November 1998 in New Jersey (the Womens Extravaganza) where she came in third place overall. She did 64 squats with 235 lbs. (she won that division), 30 chins and 41 curls with 90 lbs. Her greatest success in bodybuilding since today was an impressive 2nd place in the heavyweight class at the 1998 NPC Junior Nationals.
Her next adventure will be in powerlifting. She will attempt to break a state record in the deadlift which has been standing since 1987. The record standing is 424 lbs. in the 148 lb. class.
Trish was not athletic in high school. She was a wanna be . She wanted to be a cheerleader, she wanted to be in track, etc. So now she is a bodybuilder and she is satisfied. She said: "Its a good feeling to be on stage and know that I am not going to be overlooked." Trish and her husband David have a personal training studio (The Fitness Exchange) which right now has 80 clients and five personal trainers.
At this time Trish is working on a website with her photos and she will keep it updated frequently. Please check her site at: www.trishswander.com
Probably Trish will take a year off to get her business ventures going. But she will come back, because she loves being on stage.