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Simone Manuel

Simone Manuel
Swimming USA

Simone Manuel

Simone Manuel
  • Birth date 8/02/1996
  • Birthplace Sugar Land, Texas
  • Hometown Sugar Land, Texas
  • Height/Weight 5'11"/ 158 lbs

Biography

Simone Manuel says she has learned a lot from Stanford teammate and 2012 Olympian Lia Neal. At NCAA championships in 2015, the two were part of a historic 1-2 finish in the 100-yard free final. It’s believe to be the first time three African-American swimmers swept the podium, where the University of Florida’s Natalie Hinds was third.
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Getting to know Simone Manuel

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Anchored the U.S. to a third-place finish in the 4x100m free relay at the 2015 World Championships

2

At age 11, watched the DVD highlights of Michael Phelps’ performance in Beijing over and over

3

Says, “I want to increase awareness that swimming is an option for black people. I’m hoping to lead by example.”

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