Lawrence Sapp
ParalympianPara Swimming

Lawrence Sapp

Paralympian 2020

Lawrence Sapp smiles, and holds a bouquet in front of his silver medal
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Sep 5, 2001


Waldorf, MD


University of Missouri-St. Louis

classification: S14, SB14, SM14

Began swimming at age five with his summer swim club and became a member of USA Swimming in 2013...He's diagnosed as having autism and an intellectual impairment...Has an excellent memory and can be characterized as extremely athletic, hard-working and honest...His freshman year of high school, he broke five school records while competing on the varsity team and won the coach’s award in his first season...Son of Carlton and Dee Sapp...Has one sister, Jaelyn, and one brother, Nicholas...Hobbies include traveling, building with Legos, playing video games, watching action movies, and collecting swim caps...His pre-meet routine includes eating sub sandwiches and spaghetti...He has been competing with the national team since 2017. Currently competes on the Men's swim team at the University of Missouri - St. Louis at the NCAA Division 2 level.
  • One-time Paralympian (2020)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, 5th (100-meter butterfly)
  • Most recent: 2019 – silver (100-meter fly)
  • Years of Participation: 2017, 2019, 2023
  • Medals: 2 (1 gold, 1 silver)
  • Gold – 2017 (100-meter backstroke)
  • Silver – 2019 (100-meter butterfly)
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