Swimming World: Lawrence Sapp sets three American records

UC student Lawrence Sapp headed to 2021 Tokyo Paralympics in August

After setting two American records at the U.S. Paralympic Team Trials, UC student and champion swimmer Lawrence Sapp has secured a spot on the TEAM USA Paralympic roster.

“I feel ready,” to compete in the Tokyo Paralympic Games in August 2021, Sapp told Swimmer’s World after his final time trial.  

Sapp had World Championships medals in 2017 and 2019, but Tokyo will mark his Paralympic debut.

Earlier this year, UC shared Sapp’s life story, and his quest to compete in the Paralympic Games.

Sapp is also stepping into the limelight in another venue. Sapp is included in a Degree Deodorant inclusive marketing campaign that will endorse NCAA athletes in light of new rules allowing compensation for college athletes.  

Read the Swimmer’s World article.

Featured photo at top of Lawrence Sappt at the UC Campus recreation center pool where he practices. Photo/Andrew Higley/UC Creative + Brand. 

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