Name: Sophia Herzog
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly, 200m IM
Classification: S6, SM6, SB6
Height: 4-0
Weight: 80
DOB: 3/20/1997
Birthplace: Denver, Colo.
Hometown: Fairplay, Colo.
High School: South Park High School (Fairplay, Colo.) ‘14
Team/Club: United States Resident Team
Coach(es): Nathan Manley
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016); One-time medalist (1 silver)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, silver (100m breast), 6th (200m IM)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – 4th (100m breast), 8th (200m IM, 400m free)
  • Years of Participation: 2017, 2019
  • Medals: 5 (2 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
  • Gold – 2017 (34 pt. 4x100m medley, 100m breast)
  • Silver – 2017 (200m IM)
  • Bronze – 2017 (100m free,100m back)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2015 Parapan American Games, silver (100 breast, 200 IM, 20 pt. 4x50 relay), bronze (50 free)
  • 2015 CanAm Para Swimming Championship, gold (50m fly), silver (400m free, 100m free, 100m breast, 50m free)
Personal: Colorado Springs Olympic 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 Training Center when she is not training.