Jay Litherland (born August 24, 1995) is an American competition swimmer of both Japanese and New Zealand descent. He placed second at the 2016 US Olympic Swimming Trials in the 400m individual medley, qualifying him for the 2016 Summer Olympics. He is a World University Games gold medalist at the 2015 Summer Universiade and a bronze medalist at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships. Litherland competes for the University of Georgia in American collegiate swimming. Jay is a triplet whose brothers Kevin and Mick also swim for UGA. Jay and his brothers grew up swimming at Dynamo Swim Club in Atlanta and were coached by Rich Murphy, Jason Turcotte, and Franz Ressigue.
Litherland at 2015 Gwangju
|National team||United States|
|Born||August 24, 1995|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||176 lb (80 kg)|
|Club||Dynamo Swim Club|
|College team||University of Georgia|
|Coach||Rich Murphy, Franz Ressigue, Jason Turcotte, Jack Bauerle|
Career best times
Long course (50-meter pool)
|400 m IM||4:09.22||South Korea||July 28, 2019|
- Forde, Pat (2016-08-04). "What separates Olympian Jay Litherland from his triplet brothers". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2016-08-06.