Lizzie Simmonds

06 January 2011

Event: 100 & 200m backstroke

Date and Place of Birth: 22 January 1991, Beverley, East Yorkshire

Coached by: Dave McNulty & Graeme Antwhistle

Date Arrived at Team Bath: September 2012

Club: Lincoln Vulcans

Occupation: Athlete & student

Biography: A double Olympian, Lizzie finished sixth place in the 200m backstroke at the Beijing Olympics 2008 and followed that up with fourth at London 2012.

Simmonds won a pair of gold medals at the 2010 European Championships in  Budapest, one for the 200m backstroke and the other in 4x100m medley relay. She also took silver in the 100m backstroke.

She transferred to train at British Swimming’s National Centre for Swimming in Bath in September 2012, saying she needed a new set-up and stimulus to keep her at the top of her game.

In 2013 she started studying for a degree in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.

Career Highlights:

Silver – 4x100m medley relay, Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, Scotland, July 2014
– 100m backstroke, British Gas Swimming Championships, Glasgow, April 2014
– 200m backstroke, International Swimming Meet, Berlin, Germany, March 2014
Gold – 100m backstroke, International Swimming Meet, Berlin, Germany, March 2014
4th – 200m backstroke – Olympic Games, London 2012

Read Lizzie’s British Swimming athlete profile.

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