Name: Sophia Herzog
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 50-meter Freestyle, 100-meter Freestyle, 400-meter Freestyle, 100-meter Breaststroke, 50-meter Butterfly, 200-meter Individual Medley
Classification: S6, SM6, SB6
Height: 4-0
DOB: 3/20/1997
Birthplace: Denver, Colo.
Hometown: Fairplay, Colo.
High School: South Park High School (Fairplay, Colo.) ‘14
College: DeVry University, Business Communication
Team/Club: United States Resident Team
Coach(es): Nathan Manley
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2016, 2020); Two-time Paralympic medalist (1 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, bronze (100-meter breaststroke), 7th (200-meter Individual Medley)
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, silver (100-meter breaststroke), 6th (200-meter individual medley)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – 4th (100-meter breaststroke), 8th (200-meter individual medley, 400-meter freestyle)
  • Years of participation: 2017, 2019
  • Medals: 5 (2 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
  • Gold – 2017 (34 pt. 4x100-meter medley, 100-meter breaststroke)
  • Silver – 2017 (200-meter individual medley)
  • Bronze – 2017 (100-meter freestyle,100-meter backstroke)
Personal: Colorado Springs Olympic and Paralympic Training Center resident Sophia Herzog was on the U.S. Paralympics Swimming Emerging Team twice in her career before making the national team in 2015...Herzog was first taught to swim and dive by her mother with the Dwarf Athletic Association of America...She swam with Miranda Uhl and Erin Popovich in her first swim meet with U.S. Paralympics...Daughter of Ralph and Patricia Herzog...Interests include riding horses, drawing, painting, skiing and spending time with her dog Goldy...Lives in the town the show South Park is based on...Is a tour guide at the Colorado Springs Olympic and Paralympic Training Center when she is not training