SFC Elizabeth Marks
As a young person, SFC Elizabeth Marks attended Arizona Project Challenge, a six-month program run by the National Guard for at-risk youth. It gave her drive, and inspired her to enlist in 2008. She was injured in Iraq in 2010, and spent much of her rehabilitation in the pool. Mentors coached and inspired her to become an elite swimmer, and in 2012 she was both accepted into WCAP and found fit for duty for continued Army service. She specializes in the 100m backstroke, 100m breaststroke and 50m freestyle, and earned gold and bronze medals in the 2016 Paralympic Games.
For those who can’t, I will.
4x World Record Holder
4x Invictus Games Gold medalist
6x CISM Gold medalist (Swimming & Track and Field)
U.S. Paralympic Team Member
U.S. Paralympic National Champion
-Paralympic Gold and Bronze Medalist
-Inducted into the Army Women Hall of Fame
-Recipient of the Pat Tillman Award ESPY
-CISM World Games Gold Medalist and Bronze Medalist