Leila Vaziri

Leila Vaziri is an American swimmer, the 2007 world champion and a former world record holder in the 50 m backstroke.

Vaziri completed her collegiate swimming career at Indiana University where she was majoring in communication and culture. She was 2005 Big Ten Champion in the 100 yard backstroke and the 2007 NCAA bronze medalist in the 100 yard backstroke. Vaziri earned 15 All-America certificates during her Hoosier career, the most in school history, and was the 2007 Indiana University Female Athlete of the Year.

Leila won the 100m backstroke at the US National Championships in 2006, earning a spot at the Pan Pacific Championships in Victoria, British Columbia. After turning in the second-fastest time in the nation, she earning a spot on the U.S. World Championship Team.