A seasoned athlete and Olympic gold medalist, Jason Lezak's name is synonymous with swimming. Growing up in Irvine, California Jason quickly emerged as a talented athlete. He began swimming at the age of five and was later named All-American in Water-Polo. Today Jason Lezak is considered one of the most athletic and energetic personalities in the sport of swimming.
Virtually unknown in the swimming world, Jason Lezak lit up the 1998 U.S. Nationals winning his first National Title in the 100 Freestyle in what would prove to be a great beginning to an extraordinary career.
At the age of 32, Jason tri-captained and anchored the U.S. men's 400-meter freestyle relay team to a come-from-behind victory, stealing the Gold medal from the French. His leg has become a standard feature on sports highlight reels, giving his team the advantage during the fastest 100 meter relay split at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. At the 2009 Maccabiah Games in Israel, Jason Lezak lit the torch to start off the games and later walked away with four gold medals.
A proud husband and father, highly respected athlete and Olympic gold medalist, Jason Lezak has become an inspiration to a wide variety of audiences. He proves that age is just a number and that anything is possible!