The USOPC has announced the thirty four swimmers who will be representing the United States at the 2021 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
The 2021 US Paralympic Trials will take place this week at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center from Thursday, June 17 to Saturday, June 19.
The two took us through competing at their first meet since the pandemic and what competition and Paralympic qualification will look like moving forward.
McKenzie Coan (above) won 3 gold medals at the 2016 Paralympic Games and 5 total medals at the 2019 IPC World Championships.
“That was for the little girl in the little purple wheelchair at swim meets,” Coan said. “So I thought of her, and I did that for her.”
Four Olympic and World Champion swimmers — Michael Chadwick, Jacob Pebley, Lia Neal & McKenzie Coan — signed a formal team sponsorship deal with LendingTree.
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Mexico’s Diego Lopez Diaz took down the S3 50 fly world record in prelims on the final day of action in Indianapolis.
Under longtime head coach Brian Loeffler, the Greyhounds swim team has had a worldwide impact far beyond what one might typically expect from a mid-major team.
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23-time Paralympic medalist Jessica Long headlines the 2019 roster.
Meyers took almost seven tenths off her previous American Record, going 1:04.22.
Americans Rebecca Meyers and Jessica Long picked up wins in the 200 IM Saturday, and Team Canada posted an impressive 10-medal day.
All a day removed from breaking world records in the 400 free, Aurélie Rivard, Becca Meyers, and Lakeisha Patterson won their respective 100 free races.
Coan set a new 400 free American record Thursday night, setting the tone for three days of fast swimming in Indianapolis.
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will feature six fewer swim races in total than in Rio.
The United States cleaned up on day four the 2017 Para Swimming World Championships.