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IPC Athletes’ Council to Survey Community on Athlete Protests

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletes’ Council announced Tuesday that it will “launch a consultation exercise” within its community over athlete protests. The effort is aimed at getting feedback from members, “on ways athletes could express their views on key subjects at the Paralymp...

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Ellie Cole Makes Budding Paralympian’s Dreams Come True

“Dreams do come true,” Emilee Pratt said after meeting her idol Ellie Cole, a surprise which brought the young swimmer to tears. After hearing a knock at the door of her Newcastle home, Emilee did not expect the six-time Paralympic world champion to be waiting to meet her on the other side. “I heard...

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Ellie Cole Makes Budding Paralympian's Dreams Come True

Ellie Cole Makes Budding Paralympian's Dreams Come True By Brooke Irving “Dreams do come true” Emilee Pratt said after meeting her idol Ellie Cole, a surprise which brought the young swimmer to tears. After hearing a knock at the door of her Newcastle home, Emilee did not expect the six-time Paralym...

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Paralympic Medalist Lewis White Officially Retires

Rio 2016 medallist Lewis White has announced his retirement from para-swimming after a short but highly successful international career. White, who hails from Norwich, took up swimming at the age of 10, progressing to become a star in the S9 category. After winning a pair of silver medals at the Eur...

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Paralympian Jessica Long Talks about Healing, Forgiveness in New Film

Paralympic swimmer Jessica Long’s journey to 23 medals and three ESPY awards involved a lot of pain, from the physical to the emotional. A new short film released Wednesday by I Am Second details Long’s struggles toward forming her identity as a person beyond being a top swimmer. Long, born with fib...

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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 ...