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Performance Champion

Lizzie Simmonds

Swimming

Lizzie Simmonds
Sporting Achievements

  • 13 x British titles and a decade of top 15 world rankings
  • Represented GB at 2008 Olympics in 100m & 200m backstroke
  • Represented GB in 2012 Olympics in 200m backstroke coming in fourth place
  • Holds the national record in 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke and commonwealth record in 200m backstroke
2008 World Championships
Silver – 200m backstroke
Bronze – 4 x 100m medley

European Championships

2008 Gold – 4 x 100m medley
2010 Gold – 200m backstroke
2010 Silver – 100m backstroke
2014 Silver – 200m backstroke

Commonwealth Games
2010 Silver – 200m backstroke

Insights or Interests

  • Experienced public speaker and writer 
  •  Mentors young athletes and works with a number of schools both in the UK and internationally to provide swimming masterclasses and development opportunities
  • Worked as an Athlete Ambassador for a number of organisations including The Mintridge Foundation and Dame Kelly Holmes Trust
  • Written content for UK Sport & Metro
  • Writes a blog site documenting the life of an athlete after retirement. Focus is on how an athlete who is not famous in the public eye copes with finding a career and living after elite sport