Meagan Michie

Breaststroke specialist Meagan Michie is already a veteran of major Games. In November, she will compete at the Parapan American Games for the second time, she has two Canada Games under her belt and this past summer earned four gold medals at the Athens Special Olympics World Summer Games. She was also a member of Canada’s Global Games team in Italy in early October.

In Athens she was part of the 151 member Canadian team competing with 7,000 athletes from 180 countries. Michie won gold in every event she entered only two years after undergoing spinal cord surgery. Michie has Prader-Willi syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. She focuses her energy by training in the pool and the weight room with the GO Kingfish Swim Club.

Michie started swimming at age 11 at GO, where she still trains eight times a week. By 13 she was participating in Special Olympics events. She hopes to qualify for her first Paralympic Games in London next summer.

Wanting to expand her horizons into winter sports, Michie started snowshoeing in 2010, and competed very well at the regional competition. She is trained as an Athlete Ambassador for Special Olympics and has recently graduated from the Office Administration program at Algonquin College in Ottawa.


Games Sport Event Result
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Swimming 200m Freestyle - Women 8
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Backstroke - Women 8
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Breaststroke - Women 8