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January 22, 1981


London, ON


London, ON


Para Swimming


Toronto 2015

Adam Purdy’s successful return to swimming continued in 2015 when he qualified for the IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, and the Toronto Parapan Am Games.At the Speedo Can Am Para-swimming Championships in Toronto. Purdy won the S6 50-metre butterfly and 100-m backstroke.

The three-time Paralympian and two-time Paralympic gold medallist returned to the para-swimming national scene in 2014 after a seven-year absence. Purdy earned a spot on the Canadian team for the 2014 Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships in Pasadena, Calif.

It was a solid comeback performance, which included a silver in the 100-m backstroke and setting Canadian records in the 50-m butterfly and 4×50-m medley relay.

From 1994 to 2006, Purdy was a Team Canada regular competing at all the major events. These included the IPC World Championships in 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006 and the Paralympic Games in 1996, 2000 and 2004.

At the 1996 Paralympic Games, he competed in five events and his best result was a fourth place finish in the 100-m backstroke. His most memorable moments came four years later in Sydney where he won gold in the 100-m backstroke in world record time and 4X100-m medley relay. In Athens in 2004 he was fourth in the 100-m backstroke.

Paralympic Medals