Name: Simone Manuel
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 50-meter Freestyle, 4x100-meter Freestyle Relay
Height: 5-10
DOB: 8/2/1996
Birthplace: Houston, Texas
Hometown: Sugar Land, Texas
High School: Fort Bend Austin High School (Sugar Land, Texas) ‘14
College: Stanford University ‘19, Communications
Team/Club: Alto Swim Club/FCST
Coach(es): Gregory Meehan
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2016, 2020); five-time Olympic medalist (2 golds, 2 silvers, 1 bronze)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, bronze (4x100-meter freestyle relay)
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, gold (4x100 medley, 100 freestyle), silver (4x100 freestyle, 50 freestyle)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – 4th (4x100 medley), 6th (100 freestyle); 8th (50 freestyle)
  • Years of participation: Long Course – 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019
  • Medals: 16 (11 golds, 3 silvers, 2 bronzes)
  • Gold – 2019 (50m FR, 100m FR, Mixed 4x100m FR-R, 4x100m Med-R); 2017 (100m FR, 4x100m FR-R, 4x100m Med-R, Mixed 4x100m FR-R, Mixed 4x100m Med-R); 2015 (Mixed 4x100m FR-R); 2013 (4x100m FR-R)
  • Silver – 2019 (4x100m FR-R, 4x200m FR-R, Mixed 4x100m Med-R)
  • Bronze – 2017 (50m FR); 2015 (4x100m FR-R)
Personal: Daughter of Marc and Sharron Manuel...Has two older brothers, Christopher and Ryan...Enjoys listening to upbeat music when working out and gospel music always motivates her...If she wasn’t a competitive swimmer, she would be either a singer or dancer...Hobbies include baking and cooking because it relaxes her...Other interests include traveling, and collecting sunglasses and pictures.