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Donate to Morgan Stickney's GoFundMe to Receive a Second Amputation

The family of paralympic hopeful Morgan Stickney is asking for GoFundMe donations as she is facing a second amputation on October 8. Stickney suffered a staph infection in her foot that never healed and she was forced to undergo a below-the-knee amputation on May 14, 2018. She made the best of her s...

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USOPC Announces 2019 Parapan American Swimming Team

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee today announced the U.S. Parapan American Swimming and all sports teams that will compete at the Parapan American Games Lima 2019 from Aug. 23 – Sept. 1 in Peru. The U.S. roster is comprised of 159 men and 98 women, and includes six guides and pilots....

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9 Unique Experiences as the Sibling of a Paralympian

By Molly Griswold, Swimming World College Intern. Daily annoyances, inside jokes, rivalries and closet raids are typical occurrences when you live with siblings. Even when your brother or sister is a Paralympian, the bond you have as siblings is the same as any other. He or she just happens to be a ...

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U.S. Paralympics Swimming Announces 2019 World Championships Team

U.S. Paralympics Swimming today announced its roster of 17 athletes who will represent Team USA at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships in London from Sept. 9-15. The team, which is comprised of 14 women and 3 men, includes 11 Paralympians and seven defending world champions. “We’re excited to...

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New Zealand Para Swimming Announces 2019 World Championships Team

Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) is pleased to announce the selection of the New Zealand Para Swimming Team to compete at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships (London, England) from 9 – 15 September. The team of 7 Para swimmers was announced in front of elated swimming fans at the NZ Open Champio...

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Christian Holtz Appointed World Para Sports Managing Director

As part of the continuous development of the 10 sports for which it acts as the international federation, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has appointed Christian Holtz as the World Para Sports Managing Director. Born in Uruguay and a German citizen, Holtz previously served as Executive ...

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Finding Freedom: The Story of Paralympic Swimmer, McClain Hermes

By Molly Griswold, Swimming World College Intern.   McClain Hermes’ highlighter-yellow shoes carried her across the blue pool deck as her name flashed on the screen behind her. She walked steadily to the blocks, one hand gripped lightly to her cane and the other to the arm of her tapper - two things...