Jean-Michel Lavallière

Jean-Michel Lavallière

 

Jean-Michel Lavallière continued to build on the success he enjoyed in 2014 by qualifying for the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, and the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games.

At the Speedo Can Am Para-swimming Championships Lavallière reached the podium four times in the S7 category. He won gold in the 100-metre and 400-m freestyle plus was second in the 50-m free and 200-m individual medley.

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.

Lavallière earned a spot on Canada’s 2013 IPC World Championship team with a standout performance at the Can Am Championships in April 2013. At those Can Ams, Lavallière lowered Canadian records in the S7 50-m butterfly, 100-m butterfly, 50-m breaststroke and the 200-m individual medley. It marked a return a return to the national team for Lavallière who fell short in a bid to compete at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

In Montreal, he knocked at the podium door 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.

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
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Butterfly - Men 2
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Men 2
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