Name: Amy Albert
Occupation: Firefighter, Palm Beach Fire Rescue
As a mother of two, an accomplished athlete, and a Firefighter, it is easy to see why Amy is the perfect choice for Fashlete of the month. But what makes Amy's selection extra special is that she was nominated by her twin sister Amber. As tough as this duo is, Amber's pride and love for her sister is touching and even brought a tear to my eye (okay fine, more than one tear). After all, success means so much more when you have someone you love to share it with... Amy and Amber have the LIVE LOVE LIFT thing down! Here is Amber's tribute to her sis...
“You don’t always have to give 110%” our mother would say to Amy all the time while growing up. My identical twin sister Amy is by far one of the most remarkable athletes and human beings I know. As long as I can remember Amy has been the most determined, compassionate, and hard working individual. There are many stories of Amy’s athleticism that I could share, so I will give you a few examples of some of the good ones. Amy is like a pit bull, she has no cut off, a high threshold for pain and will go to complete exhaustion. Our mother would always tell her that “you don’t have to be the best” Amy would just smile and do her best, which was always above and beyond what most could accomplish.
Amy and I played water polo in high school, when we arrived at Florida State University our freshmen year we both realized that there was no women’s water polo team. So you ask yourself, what did Amy do? Amy played with the men’s water polo team, not an easy feat. Amy took it upon herself her sophomore year to help establish the FSU women’s water polo team and become the first President. After many water polo games Amy would complain that her arm would become numb, most would probably stop whatever physical activity they were doing if something like that occurred, not Amy! In fact Amy was swimming half the game with her shoulder dislocated! She would just push past the pain.