Swimming News and Highlights

Elizabeth Marks poses with her silver medal at the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 on Aug. 25, 2021 in Tokyo. (
Aug. 25, 2021 - Winning medals is nothing new for Elizabeth Marks. After all, the three-time Paralympian has a couple to her name. But earning them for a stroke that is not in her wheelhouse is something foreign to her.

Enlisted Airman Competes for Team USA in 2019 CISM Military World Games
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael Yoo, 366th Maintenance Squadron avionics backshop technician, stands poolside at the fitness center Nov. 18, 2019, on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. During the 2019 CISM Military World Games, Yoo competitively swam against the world’s best military athletes in the 100 meter free, 50 meter breast and 4x100 medley relay. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew Kobialka)
Dec. 3, 2019 - He was the youngest and only enlisted member from a team of 14 service members from all branches of the Department of Defense on the U.S. swim team to compete at the 2019 CISM Military World Games.

Military World Games opens with dazzling spectacle
The U.S. Armed Forces Sports team marches during opening ceremonies for the 2019 CISM Military World Games in Wuhan, China Oct. 18, 2019. Teams from more than 100 countries will compete in dozens of sporting events through Oct. 28. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
Oct. 18, 2019 - U.S. service members watched colorful pageantry Friday evening during the opening ceremony for the 7th CISM Military World Games.

Qualifying Standards for CISM Military World Games
Sgt. Elizabeth Wasil carries the U.S. flag into the opening ceremony of the CISM World Games in Mungyeong, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2015. About 165 athletes and coaches follow behind her.
April 26, 2019 - The application period continues for the upcoming Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) Military World Games hosted in Wuhan, China from October 18-28, 2019.

Wasil earns gold, two bronze in CISM Swimming/Para-Swimming Open
Army Sgt. Elizabeth Wasil (Ft. Carson, Colo.) stands on top of the podium as the Stars and Stripes are raised after being awarded the gold medal in the 100m breastsroke in the CISM ISC para-swimming classification during the 2015 Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) Swimming & Para-Swimming Open.
Feb. 18, 2015 - Fontainebleau, France – Competing in the men’s division, Army Sgt. Elizabeth Wasil captures gold in the Para-Swimming 100m breaststroke with a time of 1:27.66 at the 2015 Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Swimming & Para-Swimming Open at the French National Defense Sports Center Feb. 4-5.