Name: Lawrence Sapp
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 100-meter Butterfly, 200-meter Individual Medley, 200-meter Freestyle
Classification: S14, SB14, SM14
Height: 5-11
DOB: 9/5/2001
Birthplace: Charlotte, N.C.
Hometown: Waldorf, Md.
High School: First Baptist of LaPlata Educational Ministry (La Plata, Maryland) '20
College: University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, Ohio) '24
Team/Club: Nation’s Capital Swim Club (NCAP)
Coach(es): Jeff King
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2020)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, 5th (100-meter butterfly)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – silver (100-meter fly)
  • Years of Participation: 2017, 2019
  • Medals: 2 (1 gold, 1 silver)
  • Gold – 2017 (100-meter backstroke)
  • Silver – 2019 (100-meter butterfly)
Personal: Began swimming at age five with his summer swim club and became a member of USA Swimming in 2013...He was first diagnosed at age 2 with a developmental delay and by age 18 he was diagnosed with autism and an intellectual impairment...Has an excellent memory and can be characterized as extremely athletic, hard-working and honest...His freshman year of high school, he broke five school records while competing on the varsity team and won the coach’s award in his first season...Son of Carlton and Dee Sapp...Has one sister, Jaelyn, and one brother, Nicholas...Hobbies include traveling, building with Legos, playing video games, watching action movies, and collecting swim caps...His pre-meet routine includes eating sub sandwiches and spaghetti...He has been competing with the national team since 2017.