Name: Letticia Martinez
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke, 100m Breaststroke, 200m IM
Classification: S11, SB11, SM11
Height: 5-1
Weight: 113
DOB: 7/16/1995
Birthplace: Las Cruces, N.M.
Hometown: Las Cruces, N.M.
High School: Las Cruces High School (Las Cruces, NM.) ’13
College: New Mexico State University ’19, Communications
Team/Club: United States Resident Team
Coach(es): Nathan Manley
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2012, 2016)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, 6th (100m back), 8th (100m free)
  • London 2012 Paralympic Games, 8th (100m breast)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – 4th (100m breast), 5th (50m free), 6th (100m free, 200m IM)
  • Years of Participation: 2013, 2015
  • Top Finish: 4th – 2013 (100m breast, 100m fly), 2015 (100m breast)
Personal: Martinez began swimming in 2009 at age 14. She was diagnosed with Leber's congenital amaurosis at age three. She has always enjoyed swimming. As a pre-race ritual, she takes a gel shot before every race and receives a pep talk from her father....Daughter of Steve and Lila Martinez…Has one brother, Estevan…Hobbies include swimming, listening to music, singing and spending time with loved ones and friends…Has done a triathlon…Shows goats…Speaks Spanish… Enjoys playing with her guide dog, Philly.