Name: Lizzi Smith
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 100m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke, 100m Butterfly, 200m IM
Classification: S9, SB9, SM9
Height: 5-4
Weight: 138
DOB: 6/26/1996
Birthplace: Muncie, Ind.
Hometown: Austin, Texas
High School: Muncie Central High School (Muncie, Ind.) ‘14
Team/Club: Western Hills Athletic Club
Coach(es): Ian Crocker and Jimmy Bynum
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016); Two-time medalist (1 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, silver (34 pt. 4x100m freestyle relay), bronze (34 pt. 4x100m medley relay), 4th (100m fly), 5th (100m back)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – silver (34 pt. 4x100m free, 34 pt. 4x100m medley), bronze (100m fly, 100m back), 4th (50m free)
  • Years of Participation: 2013, 2015, 2019
  • Medals: 6 (2 silver, 4 bronze)
  • Silver – 2019 (34 pt. 4x100m free, 34 pt. 4x100m medley)
  • Bronze – 2019 (100m fly, 100m back), 2013 (100m back, 34 pt. 4x100m free)
Personal: Smith started competitive swimming at age seven and is currently training and coaching at Western Hills Athletic Club in Austin, Texas. Her favorite part of being a swimmer is sharing her passion for the sport by coaching age group swimmers. She particularly enjoys the 100m fly....Daughter of Keith and Loretta Smith…Has three brothers, Paul, Mickey and James, and four sisters, Shannon, Robyn, Becca and Erin...Hobbies include rock climbing, adaptive CrossFit, graphic design, web design, traveling and exploring new coffee shops.