June 3, 2019
NOVA Alumni Jason Lezak is an eight-time USA Olympic medalist (four gold, two silver and two bronze), two-time USA Olympic Team Captain, and a four-time Olympian (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012). He is best known for anchoring the 4x100m freestyle relay at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing where his come-from-behind epic swim was the fastest relay split of all-time. His relay performance secured a win for the United States and helped Michael Phelps win an unprecedented 8 gold medals. The 2008 relay anchor swim was voted by Sports Illustrated as the most memorable single performance by an American at the Beijing Games.