Jean-Michel Lavallière

Jean-Michel Lavallière

 

Jean-Michel Lavallière continued to build on the success in 2015. He won four individual and two relay silver medals at the 2015 Toronto Parapan Am Games and set a Canadian record in the 100-m backstroke. At the IPC World Championships in Glasgow he swam four individual events and two relays.

Lavallière enjoyed his biggest international success in 2014 with a triple medal performance at the Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships. Lavallière earned silver medals in the 50-m freestyle and 100-m freestyle and bronze in the 50-m butterfly.

In 2013 at the IPC Worlds in Montreal, he neared the podium in two events, finishing fourth in the 200-m individual medley in Canadian record time and fifth in the 50-m butterfly. His time in the 50-m fly was both a Canadian and Pan American record.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2015 Parapan Am Games and IPC World Championships…three medals at 2014 Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships… 2013 IPC World Championships... Canada’s flag bearer at the 2013 IPC World Championships in Eindhoven, the Netherlands… Made his international debut at the IPC short course world championships in 2010.

PERSONAL

Started swimming lessons at age 12 when the rehabilitation centre in Quebec City launched a new program that included pool work. His first club, Club de natation CSQ, soon got involved and Lavallière quickly was part of the club.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 IPC Worlds 6th200-m IM

2015 Parapan American Games 2nd 50-m free

2015 Parapan American Games 2nd 200-m IM

2015 Parapan American Games 2nd 100-m free

2015 Parapan American Games 2nd 50-m fly

2015 Parapan American Games 2nd 4X100-m freestyle relay

2015 Parapan American Games 2nd 4X100-m medley relay

2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships 2nd 50-m free

2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships 2nd 100-m free

2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships 3rd 50-m fly

2013 IPC World Championships 4th 200-m IM

2013 IPC World Championships 4th 5th 50-m fly

2011 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships 3rd 50-m free

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming50m Freestyle - Mensilver
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming200m Individual Medley - Mensilver
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming100m Freestyle - Mensilver
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming50m Butterfly - Mensilver
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Mensilver

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2016 Rio Paralympics Swimming 50m Freestyle - Men 10
2016 Rio Paralympics Swimming 100m Freestyle - Men 12
2016 Rio Paralympics Swimming 50m Butterfly - Men 10
2016 Rio Paralympics Swimming 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Men 7
2016 Rio Paralympics Swimming 4 x 100m Medley Relay - Men 7
Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Freestyle - Men 2
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Freestyle - Men 2
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 400m Freestyle - Men 5
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Backstroke - Men 5
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Men 2
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Butterfly - Men 2
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Men 2