USA Swimming Olympic Roster 2016: Meet the Team for Rio

Elizabeth Beisel


Event: Women's 400m IM


Beisel is just 23 years old but has been a prominent international swimmer for quite some time. As a 15-year-old, she finished fourth in the 400m IM and fifth in 200m backstroke at the 2008 Olympics, and four years later she improved both of those marks in London, earning silver in the 400m IM and bronze in the 200m backstroke. She took a step back at the 2015 World Championships, though, finishing 12th and 13th, respectively. (Getty)