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Further Personal Information

Date of birth
28 February 1997
173 cm
Winston-Salem, NC, USA
Higher education
Health Studies - University of California: Berkeley, CA, USA

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming competitively in 2005.
Why this sport?
"My mum wouldn't let me go off the diving board unless I swam, so if I could swim, then I could go off the diving board. I then started swimming over the summer because my sister did it."
Club / Team
Team Elite [USA] / California Aquatics [USA]:
Name of coach
David Marsh [elite], USA

General Interest

Most influential person in career
Her family, and her high school coach Joe Ryne. (, 26 Aug 2015)
Awards and honours
She was presented with the Female Race of the Year award at the 2018 Golden Goggles Awards, in recognition of her world record setting performance in the 100m backstroke at the 2018 US National Championships in Irvine, CA, United States of America. (, 21 Nov 2018)

She was named the 2017 College Swimming Coaches Association of America [CSCAA] National Swimmer of the Year. (, 30 Jul 2017)

She was presented with the key to the city in Winston-Salem, NC, United States of America, in recognition of her performance at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 30 Jul 2017)

In January 2016 she was named the Pac-12 Women's Swimmer of the Month in the United States of America. (, 04 Feb 2016)
Famous relatives
Her mother Kimberley and her older sister Rachel have competed in swimming at university level in the United States of America. (, 2014)
Other information
At age nine she was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel condition. She underwent a number of different treatments to help control the disease, and has developed a routine that focuses on medication and diet to keep her body healthy. "I could never have trained and competed at the level I have the past few years if I hadn't been properly diagnosed and treated. Crohn's is a disease a lot of people have heard of but don't understand. I want to change that in every way I can." (, 11 Nov 2016;, 15 Jul 2016;, 24 Oct 2017;, 28 May 2018)

She announced in 2018 that she will quit the University of California Golden Bears swim team to become a professional swimmer. "I am excited to announce that I will become a professional athlete while finishing my degree at the University of California, Berkeley." (, 02 Aug 2018)