Stephanie Dixon

Stephanie Dixon
Stephanie Dixon visited Rio de Janerio and San Paulo, Brazil in March 2007 as an Ambassador of the Rio 2007 Parapanamerican Games. On the visit, she raised awareness of the need for equal sporting opportunities for all athletes.
One of Canada’s most successful international swimmers with a disability, Dixon headed out west to the University of Victoria in September 2003 to pursue her swimming career and begin studies in psychology.
She swims under coaches Ron Jacks and Peter Vizsolyi at Pacific Coast Swimming and the University of Victoria.
She began swimming lessons when she was two, and was instantly hooked. At 13, Dixon, who was born with one leg, began swimming competitively against able-bodied athletes. By 14, she had made Canada’s national team for swimmers with a disability.
At the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games, she won four gold medals as a 16-year old with world records in the 100m backstroke, 100m and 400m freestyle.  In Athens, she won one gold, six silver and one bronze.
At the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships in South Africa, she set a world record in the 100m backstroke in a time of 1:09.61 for gold.
Her other interests include rock climbing and kayaking.

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2008 Beijing ParalympicsSwimming100m Backstroke - Womengold
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Womengold
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming4 x 100m Medley Relay - Womengold
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming50m Freestyle - Womengold
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming400m Freestyle - Womengold
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming100m Backstroke - Womengold
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming200m Individual Medley - Womengold
2004 Athens ParalympicsSwimming100m Backstroke - Womengold
2000 Sydney ParalympicsSwimming100m Freestyle - Womengold
2000 Sydney ParalympicsSwimming400m Freestyle - Womengold
2000 Sydney ParalympicsSwimming100m Backstroke - Womengold
2000 Sydney ParalympicsSwimming4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Womengold
2000 Sydney ParalympicsSwimming4 x 100m Medley Relay - Womengold
2008 Beijing ParalympicsSwimming400m Freestyle - Womensilver
2008 Beijing ParalympicsSwimming200m Individual Medley - Womensilver
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming100m Freestyle - Womensilver
2004 Athens ParalympicsSwimming100m Freestyle - Womensilver
2004 Athens ParalympicsSwimming400m Freestyle - Womensilver
2004 Athens ParalympicsSwimming100m Butterfly - Womensilver
2004 Athens ParalympicsSwimming200m Individual Medley - Womensilver
2004 Athens ParalympicsSwimming4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Womensilver
2004 Athens ParalympicsSwimming4 x 100m Medley Relay - Womensilver
2000 Sydney ParalympicsSwimming50m Freestyle - Womensilver
2000 Sydney ParalympicsSwimming200m Individual Medley - Womensilver
2008 Beijing ParalympicsSwimming100m Freestyle - Womenbronze
2004 Athens ParalympicsSwimming50m Freestyle - Womenbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 50m Freestyle - Women 6
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 100m Freestyle - Women 3
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 400m Freestyle - Women 2
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 100m Backstroke - Women 1
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 100m Butterfly - Women 4
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Women 2
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Women 2
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 4 x 100m Medley Relay - Women 2
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 50m Freestyle - Women 3
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 100m Freestyle - Women 2
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 400m Freestyle - Women 2
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 100m Backstroke - Women 1
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 100m Butterfly - Women 2
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Women 2
2000 Sydney Paralympics Swimming 100m Backstroke - Women 1
2000 Sydney Paralympics Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Women 2
2000 Sydney Paralympics Swimming 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Women 1
2000 Sydney Paralympics Swimming 4 x 100m Medley Relay - Women 1
2000 Sydney Paralympics Swimming 50m Freestyle - Women 2
2000 Sydney Paralympics Swimming 100m Freestyle - Women 1
2000 Sydney Paralympics Swimming 400m Freestyle - Women 1
Games Sport Event Result
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 400m Freestyle - Women 1
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Backstroke - Women 1
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Butterfly - Women 8
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Women 1
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Women 1
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 4 x 100m Medley Relay - Women 1
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Freestyle - Women 1
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Freestyle - Women 2