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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


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


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


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


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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