Elizabeth Beisel

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Elizabeth Beisel is an American pool and open water swimmer from Rhode Island.

Swimming Highlights

  • She is a writer for SwimNews.
  • She is a two-time Olympic medalist, winning a silver medal in the 400 individual medley and a bronze medal in the 200 backstroke at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
  • She won a gold medal in the 400 IM and two bronze medals from three separate FINA World Championships.
  • She swam at the University of Florida where she trained under coach Gregg Troy where she has won two NCAA titles.
  • She became just the 11th student-athlete in the University of Florida history to be named Academic All-America of the Year, earning the distinction for the women’s At-Large team. She was selected to the 2013 Academic At-Large First Team.

Open Water Swimming Career Highlights

  • She is the Swim Ambassador of Save The Bay in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island.
  • On 25 September 2021, she swam 10.4 miles from Block Island to the mainland in Rhode Island as a charity swim that raised money for cancer research through Swim Across America in order to honor of her father who died of pancreatic cancer in July 2021.

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