From Sugar Land, Texas, Simone showcased her potential by swimming across a pool at age four during her second swim lesson. She thrived in various sports including soccer, volleyball, basketball, dance, and even took up the clarinet. Nowadays, outside the pool, Simone enjoys cooking, grooving to Old School R&B, and bedazzling her nails for added poolside shimmer.
Simone is a driven woman, anchored in her faith, community ties, and staunch advocacy for diversity and equality. Leveraging her platform, she stands up for change by forming impactful partnerships. She pioneered athlete activism with an inclusion rider via her swimsuit partner, TYR, and collaborates with LeBron James’ I Promise school to offer kids swim lessons as both a safety measure and a symbol of opportunity. Beyond words, Simone actively contributes. A graduate in Communication and African and African American Studies, she aims to spotlight stories of triumph, broken barriers, and redefined histories.
Simone’s relentless pursuit of excellence, both in and outside the pool, is marked by dedication and an unwavering spirit. She trains intensely, leads with heart, and constantly evolves, using her influence to elevate everyone around her.