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Smit, Julia

Julia Smit

Induction year: 2023

Location: Mount Sinai

Category: Swimming, Olympian

Julia Smit is a Mount Sinai native and two-time Olympic medalist and former world record-holder in two events. She won nine medals in major international competitions, six golds, two silvers, and one bronze spanning the Olympics and Pan American GamesAs a high school student-athlete, Smit set New York state records in the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard individual medley. Smit received an athletic scholarship to attend Stanford University, where she was a five-time national champion for the Stanford Cardinal swimming and diving team. Smit is the current American record holder in the 200 and 400-yard individual medley (short course) and 200 and 400-meter individual medley (short course).