Lizzie Simmonds

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Elizabeth Simmonds
Kazan 2015 - Simmonds and Graf before 200m semi backstroke.JPG
Simmonds in lane 1 in Kazan
Personal information
Full name Elizabeth Clare Simmonds
National team  Great Britain
Born (1991-01-22) 22 January 1991 (age 27)
Beverley, England
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke
  • Loughborough University SC
  • Lincoln Vulcans

Elizabeth Clare Simmonds (born 22 January 1991) is an English competitive swimmer who has represented Great Britain in the Olympics, FINA World Aquatics Championships, and European championships, and England in the Commonwealth Games. She specialises in backstroke events, and is a former European champion in the 200-metre backstroke.

Simmonds represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics in both the 100-metre and 200-metre backstroke swimming events. She also competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 200-metre backstroke swimming event, coming in fourth place.

Simmonds went to secondary school in Lincoln and trained with the Vulcans Swimming Club, later attending Loughborough University. Her early career largely coincided with that of her friend, teammate and former World champion and record holder Gemma Spofforth, with whom she shared the gold and silver medals at both the 100 and 200 metre backstroke at the 2010 European Aquatics Championships.

Personal bests and records held[edit]

Event Long course Short course
50 m backstroke 28.58 26.88 NR
100 m backstroke 59.43 56.69 NR
200 m backstroke 2:06.79 2:00.91 CR NR
100 m individual medley N/A 1.02.01
200 m individual medley 2:14.44 2:08.61
400 m individual medley 4:55.56 4.51.09
100 m freestyle 58.19 54.95
200 m freestyle 2.01.68 1.57.78
400 m freestyle 4.15.26 4.06.19
Key: CR= Commonwealth Record, NR= National Record

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