After Stanford wrapped up a Pac-12 conference championship Saturday night, senior Lia Neal and head coach Greg Meehan each took a few moments to talk with Swimming World about the significance of the title
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - An impressive start to say the least. In the only two races on Day One of the 2017 Pac-12 Swimming and Diving Championships, the Stanford women's swimming and diving team tallied two victories, an American and NCAA record, and the fastest 50-yard freestyle split ever recorded.
Recently, Simone Manuel showed teammate Lia Neal a video of “this really cute little girl with her two dolls,” which were named after the duo of sprinters that returned this past summer from the Rio Olympics after making waves not only within the African-American community, but as student-athletes from the Stanford women’s swimming and diving team.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Simone Manuel woke up Friday morning to confirmation that her victory in the 100-meter freestyle a few hours earlier had not been a dream.
Four time Olympic Silver Medalist Kara Lynn Joyce discusses Lia Neal and Amanda Weir in USASwimming.com’s Silver Linings.
If you're a regular human, the odds of becoming one of Team USA's 554 Olympic athletes are slim to none. The odds of returning for another Olympics are slimmer. And returning to defend a medal in the same event is rarer still. That's part of what makes Lia Neal such a BFD.
Lia: Rio Olympics Is Experience of a Lifetime
Lia Neal: Proud of Simone Manuel for Making History
Olympian Ariana Kukors catches up with Lia Neal's coach Rachel Stratton Mills
lympian Ariana Kukors chats with 2016 Rio Olympians Lia Neal and Amanda Weir about their Olympic experience so far and watching their teammates compete.
Team USA gets silver in the women’s 4x100 freestyle relay. Lia gets a medal as part of the preliminary US team.
USA Final Splits:
Lia helps Team USA place 2nd behind Australia in preliminaries. Finals will be tonight.
US Morning TIme: 3:33.59
WEIR Amanda: 53.60
NEAL Lia: 53.63
SCHMITT Allison: 53.72
LEDECKY Kathleen: 52.64
USA Swim Team hits the road for some carpool karaoke in Atlanta... Which way to Rio?
Meet Lia Neal, a member of your USA Swimming 2016 Olympic Team representing the stars and stripes in Rio. Lia will compete in the 400m freestyle relay.
Brooklyn native ready for second shot at olympic glory. - Brooklyn Daily
Video: Olympic swimmers and divers from Stanford held a meet-and-greet with young fans Thursday at Avery Aquatic Center. -NBC Bay Area
Team USA welcomes Lia Neal to the 2016 Olympics - @USASwimming
Lia is welcomed by cheering Stanford teammates. - @Stanford_W_Swim
Lia and Stanford teammates congratulates Simone Manuel on 100 Freestyle Olympic placement - @NBCOlympics