Quick facts

Birthdate

July 5, 1996

Birthplace

Kitchener, ON

Residence

Kitchener, ON

Sport

Para Swimming

Experience

Paris 2024

Rio 2016

Tokyo 2020

Toronto 2015

Alec Elliot qualified for his third Paralympic Games team at the 2024 Paralympic Swimming Trials. He assured his spot by beating the A standard in the 200m individual medley.

At the 2023 Para Swimming World Championships in Manchester, Elliot finished seventh in both the 100-metre backstroke S10 and the 200-metre Individual Medley SM10 events.

At the Madeira 2022 World Para Swimming Championships, Elliot earned bronze in the 400-m freestyle S10 and 100-m backstroke S10.

Elliot posted three top-fives at Tokyo 2020 placing fifth in the 200 IM, 400 free and 100 butterfly.

He earned his first world championship medal in 2019 with a bronze in the 400m freestyle S10 at the World Para Swimming Championships in London. He also reached the final in his two other individual events, the 200m individual medley SM10 (4th) and 50m freestyle S10 (8th), and set a personal best time in the 200 IM.

At the 2018 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships in Cairns, Australia, Elliot won gold medals in the 100-m backstroke S10, 100-m butterfly S10 and the 200-m individual medley SM10 in a personal best time. He also captured a silver medal in the 400-m freestyle S10.

At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Elliot was busy as he competed in six events. His best result had him 4th in the 100-m butterfly.

He enjoyed a banner season in 2015. He marched five times to the podium at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games and reached five individual finals at the IPC World Championships, including a fifth place in the 100-m backstroke.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2019, 2022, 2023 IPC World Championships… 2016, 2020 Paralympic Games… 2015 Five medals at the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games and five finals at the IPC World Championships … In 2014 was named Male Para athlete of the Year in Ontario…  Recipient of the Fuelling Athlete and Coaching Excellence (FACE) Program from Petro-Canada…

PERSONAL
Born with a condition called syndactyly which limits the use of his hands and feet… Affects only one in about 2,500 people…Even rarer to have in both hands and both feet… Started swimming as a youngster, but quit for a few years to focus on football… Returned to the pool at age 12.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2023 World Championships 100m backstroke 7th
2023 World Championships 200m individual medley 7th
2022 World Championships 400m freestyle 3rd
2022 World Championships 100m backstroke 3rd
2021 Paralympic Games 200m individual medley 5th
2021 Paralympic Games 400m freestyle 5th
2021 Paralympic Games 100m butterfly 5th
2019 IPC World Championships 400m freestyle 3rd
2016 Paralympic Games 100m butterfly 4th
2016 Paralympic Games 100m backstroke 7th
2016 Paralympic Games 50m freestyle 8th
2015 Parapan Am Games 400m freestyle 2nd
2015 Parapan Am Games 100m breaststroke 3rd
2015 Parapan Am Games 100m butterfly 3rd
2015 Parapan Am Games  200m individual medley 3rd
2015 Parapan Am Games 100-m backstroke  3rd
2015 IPC World Championships 100-m backstroke 5th
2015 IPC World Championships 4X100-m medley relay 5th