Nathan Clement

Nathan Clement

 

A year after making his first national team, Nathan Clement earned his way to two more major international competitions in 2015: the Glasgow IPC Swimming World Championships and the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games. At the Speedo Can Am Para-swimming Championships the S7 swimmer was second in the 50-m butterfly and third in the 50-m freestyle.

Clement made his first national team in 2014 earning a spot for the Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships in Pasadena, Calif. At the Para Pan Pacs, Clement reached three individual finals placing fourth in the 50-m fly and sixth in both the 50-m free and 200-m individual medley, all with personal best times.

Clement took swimming lessons to help him regain mobility on his left side after he suffered a stroke caused by chicken pox at age two. He continued his swimming until age seven. At age 15, he returned to the pool with the objective to one day join Canada’s para swimming team.

He was one of the first para swimmers in B.C. high school sports and raced against able-bodied competition which he said made him work harder. His first international competition was in 2011 at the Can-Am Championships and Clement set personal bests in five of his six races.

In 2013, Clement represented Team BC at the Canada Games in Sherbrooke, Que.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

World championship and Parapan Am Games team in 2015…Pan Pacific Para team in 2014…

PERSONAL

His mother is a triathlete while his father competed in the Ironman and was also a high level rugby and hockey player at the Ontario provincial level. He also has a brother in hockey and his sister is a gymnast…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2014 Pan Pacific Para 4th 50-m butterfly

2014 Pan Pacific Para 6th 50-m free

2014 Pan Pacific Para 6th 200-m IM

 

 

 

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming50m Butterfly - Menbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Freestyle - Men 5
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Freestyle - Men 9
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Backstroke - Men 8
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Butterfly - Men 3