Name: Jay Litherland
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 400-meter Individual Medley
Height: 6-0
DOB: 8/24/1995
Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
Hometown: Athens, Ga.
High School: Chattahoochee High School (Johns Creek, Ga.) ‘14
College: University of Georgia ‘18, Business
Team/Club: Dynamo Swim Club
Coach(es): Jack Bauerle
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2016, 2020); one-time Olympic medalist (silver)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, silver (400-meter individual medley)
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, 5th (400-meter individual medley)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – silver (400 individual medley)
  • Years of participation: 2017, 2019
  • Medals: 2 (1 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Silver – 2019 (400 individual medley)
  • Bronze – 2017 (4x200 freestyle relay)
Personal: Son of Andrew and Chizuko...Is a triplet with brothers Kevin and Mick...His brothers also swam at the University of Georgia...Started swimming at age 8...Enjoys skateboarding...Has triple citizenship in the United States, Japan and New Zealand...Speaks Japanese.