Name: Lizzi Smith
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 100-meter Freestyle, 100-meter Backstroke, 100-meter Butterfly, 200-meter Individual Medley
Classification: S9, SB9, SM9
Height: 5-4
DOB: 6/26/1996
Birthplace: Muncie, Ind.
Hometown: Muncie, Ind.
High School: Muncie Central High School (Muncie, Ind.) ‘14
Team/Club: Western Hills Athletic Club
Coach(es): Ian Crocker and Jimmy Bynum
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2016, 2020); Two-time Paralympic medalist (2 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, silver (100-meter butterfly)
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, silver (34 pt. 4x100-meter freestyle relay), bronze (34 pt. 4x100-meter medley relay), 4th (100-meter butterfly), 5th (100-meter backstroke)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2022 – SILVER (mixed 4x100-meter freestyle relay 34 pt.); 5th (100-meter butterfly); 6th (100-meter freestyle, 100-meter backstroke); 7th (mixed 4x100 medley relay 34pt.)
  • Years of Participation: 2013, 2015, 2019, 2022
  • Medals: 7 (3 silver, 4 bronze)
  • Silver – 2022 (mixed 4x100-meter freestyle relay 34 pt.); 2019 (34 pt. 4x100-meter freestyle, 34 pt. 4x100-meter medley)
  • Bronze – 2019 (100-meter butterfly, 100-meter backstroke); 2013 (100-meter backstroke, 34 pt. 4x100-meter freestyle)
Personal: Smith started competitive swimming at age seven and is currently training and coaching at Western Hills Athletic Club in Austin, Texas...Her favorite part of being a swimmer is sharing her passion for the sport by coaching age group swimmers...She particularly enjoys the 100m fly...Daughter of Keith and Loretta Smith...Has three brothers, Paul, Mickey and James, and four sisters, Shannon, Robyn, Becca and Erin...Hobbies include rock climbing, adaptive CrossFit, graphic design, web design, traveling and exploring new coffee shops.