Alexander Elliot

Alexander Elliot

 

Alexander Elliot has established himself as one of the Canadian para-swimmers to watch leading into the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

He enjoyed a banner season in 2015. He marched five times to the podium at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games and reached five individual finals at the IPC World Championships, including a fifth place in the 100-m backstroke.

In 2014, he earned a berth on his first Canadian team for the Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships in Pasadena. In the 100-m butterfly race, he was second to compatriot Nathan Stein as both went under Benoit Huot’s national record. He defeated the legendary Huot for a victory in the S10 100-m butterfly at the 2013 Can Am Championships in Edmonton.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2015 – Five medals at the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games and five finals at the IPC World Championships … 2014 - named Male Para-athlete of the Year in Ontario…  Recipient of the Fuelling Athlete and Coaching Excellence (FACE) Program from Petro-Canada…

PERSONAL

Born with a rare condition called syndactyly which limits the use of his hands and feet… Affects only one in about 2,500 people…Even rarer to have in both hands and both feet… Started swimming as a youngster, quit for a few years to focus on football… Returned to the pool at age 12.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 Parapan Am Games 2nd 400-m freestyle
2015 Parapan Am Games 3rd 100-m breaststroke
2015 Parapan Am Games 3rd  100-m butterfly
2015 Parapan Am Games 3rd  200-m individual medley
2015 Parapan Am Games 3rd  100-m backstroke
2015 IPC World Championships 5th 100-m backstroke
2015 IPC World Championships 5th 4X100-m medley relay
2015 IPC World Championships 6th 100-m backstroke
2015 IPC World Championships 6th 4X100-m freestyle relay
2015 IPC World Championships 7th 200-m individual medley
2015 IPC World Championships 7th 100-m 400-m freestyle
2015 IPC World Championships 8th 100-m freestyle
2014 Pan Pac Para 2nd 400-m freestyle
2014 Pan Pac Para 2nd 100-m butterfly
2014 Pan Pac Para 3rd 100-m breaststroke
 

 

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Mensilver
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming400m Freestyle - Menbronze
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming100m Breaststroke - Menbronze
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming100m Butterfly - Menbronze
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming100m Backstroke - Menbronze
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming200m Individual Medley - Menbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Butterfly - Men 3
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Men 3
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Men 2
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Freestyle - Men 5
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 400m Freestyle - Men 3
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Backstroke - Men 3
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Breaststroke - Men 3