Born on March 17, 1997, in Washington, D.C.
Started swimming at age 6 and showed great talent.
Homeschooled during high school to balance studies and swimming.
Became an Olympic star at just 15 in the 2012 London Olympics.
Won a gold medal in the 800m freestyle and set an American record.
Holds several world records in long-distance freestyle events.
Also good at other swimming styles like individual medley and shorter freestyle races.
Balances sports and studies; excelled academically at Stanford University.
Won a total of five Olympic gold medals (2 in London 2012, 3 in Rio de Janeiro 2016).
Impressive success at the FINA World Championships, winning multiple gold medals.
Uses her fame to support children's hospitals and cancer research.
Known for hard work, mental toughness, and dedication to swimming.