4x Olympic Medalist, 16x World Championship Medalist, World Record Holder
Hometown: Sugar Land, TX
College: Stanford University
Stroke/Discipline: Sprint Freestyle
Medal Count: 16
At just twenty years old sprint specialist Simone Manuel turned heads at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she earned gold medals in both the 100m freestyle and the 4x100m medley. Her impressive finish in the 100m solidified Simone as the first African-American woman to win an individual Olympic gold in swimming. During this performance, she also set a new Olympic and American record. In addition, Simone won two silver medals for her swims in both the 50m freestyle and the 4x100m freestyle relay. As a former Stanford University athlete, she holds three world records for her relay team participation and is a six-time individual NCAA Champion.