Elizabeth Pelton Announces Retirement

2016 U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS

According to her Instagram, Elizabeth Pelton of the University of California- Berkley swam her last race today. Pelton posted an Instagram photo of her and her parents earlier today with the caption “From my first race in CT at age 5 to my last race today in Omaha, you guys have been by my side. Thank you so much for the endless support Mom & Dad! Officially a #swammer #gobears”

From my first race in CT at age 5 to the last race of my career today in Omaha, you guys have been by my side. Thank you so much for the endless support Mom & Dad! Officially a #swammer #gobears

A photo posted by Elizabeth Pelton (@epelton16) on

Pelton later confirmed her retirement with SwimSwam.

Pelton is a three-time World Championships gold medalist and American, U.S. Open, and NCAA record holder.

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Tom from Chicago

Great career. Well done Elizabeth.

bobo gigi

It’s really the end for a lot of big names this year.
Best wishes for the rest of your life Elizabeth.

SwimminIsGood

What a wonderful person….glad to have been able to follow your amazing career over the years. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors, Elizabeth. Congrats on all your accomplishments, both in and out of the pool!

gobearsswimming

Ditto and amen to all that!

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