Martha met her then future husband, Brendan Hansen, at the University of Texas where she was also a swimmer. The couple got married in 2010 and welcomed their first child, Charlotte Kay, two years later on December 12, 2012.
Brendan’s lovely wife has been his greatest supporter. As a matter of fact, the young swimmer owes Martha a huge debt of gratitude. After the 2008 Olympics, Brendan retired from competitive swimming. Martha then asked him after two years if he was going to regret not returning to swimming once he was in his 40’s. When Brendan responded yes, his wife encouraged him to return.
Photo Credit: Brendan Hansen