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. 

Impact Lives Here

The University of Cincinnati is leading public urban universities into a new era of innovation and impact. Our faculty, staff and students are saving lives, changing outcomes and bending the future in our city's direction. Next Lives Here.

Related Stories


UC recognized as a 2022 ALL IN most engaged campus for college...

December 2, 2022

In 2022, the University of Cincinnati’s UC Votes team worked with student groups and community partners to register students to vote, educate students on voting, ensure ballot access, and turn out the student vote. The University of Cincinnati has been recognized by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (ALL IN) as a 2022 ALL IN Most Engaged Campus for College Student Voting.

Debug Query for this