Elizabeth Lyon Beisel

Elizabeth Lyon Beisel

b. August 18, 1992, South Kingstown

Elizabeth Beisel photo
(Facebook, October 1, 2021).

Olympic swimmer from Saunderstown who took home silver in the 400-meter individual medley, and bronze in the 200-meter backstroke at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Between 2009 and 2014 Beisel won a total of nine medals in major international competition.

On September 25, 2021, Beisel completed a swim from Matunuck to Block Island in about five-and-a-half hours. She's thought to be the first woman to perform the feat.

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