Name: Jesse Smith
Sport: Water Polo
Position: Utility
Height: 6-4
Weight: 240
DOB: 4/27/1983
Birthplace: Kailua, Hawaii, Calif.
Hometown: Coronado, Calif.
High School: Coronado High School (Coronado, Calif.) ‘01
College: Pepperdine University ‘05, Economics; Hardin-Simmons University, M.B.A.
Olympic Experience
  • Four-time Olympian (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016); Olympic medalist (silver)
  • Rio 2016, 10th
  • London 2012, 8th
  • Beijing 2008, silver
  • Athens 2004, 7th
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019
  • Years of participation: 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2019
  • Top finish: 4th – 2009
Other Career Highlights
  • Pan American Games Toronto 2015, gold
  • Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011, gold
  • Pan American Games Rio 2007, gold
  • Pan American Games Santo Domingo 2003, gold
Personal: Son of Nathan and Judyth Smith...Has one brother, Jacob...Has three sons, Samuel, Brooks and Sawyer and one daughter, Amelia...Married to Brittany Dye...Competed seven years for Champions League teams...Has been a professional water polo player since 2005...Hobbies include swimming, surfing, reading, writing, business and hanging with friends and family…Listens to podcasts during his commutes to training…Occasionally will rock socks with sandals…Passionately involved with the team’s song selection process via polling.