This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, features April Ross and Alix Klineman, one of the most successful teams in the world of the past five years and, of course, the gold medalists of the Tokyo Olympic Games. After winning gold in Tokyo, both began seeking the next major chapter of their lives: motherhood. Now, with a pair of sons in tow, they are back on the beach for one final AVP season together. On this episode, we chat about:

  • The insane work ethic required to pursue Olympic quad after Olympic quad after Olympic quad as Ross did for these past 20 years
  • How vastly different their preparation for matches and tournaments is now that they’re both moms
  • How becoming a mother has impacted their view of and role in the sport
  • Why they’re still playing, and still as competitive as ever

And so much more. Such a fun chat with April and Alix – the A Plus Team.



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