Heading into the Paris Olympics, Team USA swimmer Simone Manuel will look to add to her already record-breaking career.

Learn more about her career here.

Career Highlights

How many Olympics has Simone Manuel been to?

Simone Manuel is a two-time Olympian. At 20 years old, she made her Olympic debut in Rio 2016 where she won gold in the 100m free and 4x100m medley events, as well as two silver medals in the 50m free and 4x100m free events. At the 2020 Tokyo Games she was part of the bronze medal team in the 4x100m free relay, despite suffering from overtraining syndrome in 2021. 

What medals has Simone Manuel won?

Simone Manuel has won many medals throughout her career, including five Olympic medals. In addition to those, she has won 16 medals at the World Championships, including 11 gold medals, three silver medals and two bronze medals.


What NCAA Championships did Simone Manuel win at Stanford?

Simone Manuel is a 14-time NCAA champion after her time with the Stanford Cardinal. She won multiple championships in the 50, 100 and 200-yard frees, the 200, 400 and 800-yard free relays and the 200 and 400-yard medley relays. She also holds school records in many events.

What NCAA records did Simone Manuel break at Stanford?

Simone Manuel capped her college career in 2018 with seven NCAA records in the 50 and 100-yard frees, the 200, 400 and 800-yard free relays, and the 200 and 400-yard medley relays. In 2024, she still holds the record for the 800-yard freestyle relay with Stanford teammates Lia Neal, Ella Eastin and Katie Ledecky.

When did Simone Manuel win the award for the NCAA’s best female swimmer? 

Simone Manuel won both the Honda Sport Award for Women’s Swimming and Diving in 2018, and in the same year, went on to capture the Honda Cup for Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year.

The road to Paris

Will Simone Manuel be at the 2024 Olympics?

Simone Manuel is expected to make the 2024 Paris Olympic team following the Olympic trials in mid-June.

Where does Simone Manuel train?

Simone Manuel took a long break from swimming after the Tokyo Olympics to allow her body to heal from her Overtraining Syndrome diagnosis. She moved to Arizona to train with Bob Bowman, who coached Michael Phelps and other swimmers during comebacks, and Arizona State associate head coach Herbie Behm. Her return to the sport included gradually increasing her training load, and in December 2023, she was swimming two hours at a time, nine times per week.


What events has Simone Manuel won in 2024?

Simone Manuel has won two gold medals in 2024 in the 100m and 200m free at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Westmont in March, where she also won silver in the 50m free. She also collected two bronze medals at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Knoxville in the 100m and 200m free events in January.