Hometown: Springfield, Missouri
College: Davidson College
In 2010, Liz Mace competed in the Alcatraz open water swim in San Francisco and finished first in her age group.
At Davidson College, Liz was a member of the women’s varsity swim team and was on the school record holding 800 free relay and also swam the 100 and 200 butterfly and 500 freestyle. Originally from Springfield, Missouri, Liz graduated from Davidson in 2014. At Davidson, she was also part of Connor Eating House, a service/social group on campus. During the summer of 2012, she studied abroad in Ghana through Davidson’s anthropology program. While in Ghana, Liz took an anthropology course, taught kindergarten, tutored at a school and took drumming and dancing lessons. Currently Liz studies medical anthropology in graduate school at CU Denver. In her free time, Liz enjoys running, open water swimming, CrossFit and traveling with her family.
In 2013, Liz led New England Adventure; in 2014, she led Pacific Coast; and in 2015 and 2016, she led the American Challenge. She writes, “As a kid, I gained so much from my camp counselors; they were such a positive influence on me. I am thrilled to have the chance to pay it forward. I love helping my students to learn and grow and be part of a wonderful summer.”