Olivia Smoliga

USA Olympic Gold Medalist

Olivia is one of the top ranked athletes in the world. She inspires future generations of young women and is a great leader on the US National Team and ambassador for the sport of swimming.


Olivia Smoliga was born to parents Tom and Elizabeth Smoliga, both of whom emigrated from Poland in 1991. She was born on October 12, 1994 in Glenview, Illinois and grew up swimming on the Glenview Titan Aquatic Club. As a high school senior she broke the national high school records in the 50 free and 100 back. In 2016, Olivia won the 100 backstroke at the US Olympic Trials, fulfilling a lifelong dream of becoming a USA Olympian. At the Rio Olympics, she won a gold medal in the 4x100 medley relay and placed 6th in the individual 100 backstroke. She continues to be one of most recognizable athletes in swimming and in Olympic sports. Olivia is one of the top ranked athletes in the world in the 100 backstroke. She inspires future generations of young women and is a great leader on the US National Team and ambassador for the sport of swimming. Olivia loves to cook, watch the Food Network and try different cuisines.

Recipes from Olivia Smoliga


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