Quick facts

Birthdate

July 28, 2007

Birthplace

Burnaby, B.C.

Residence

Burnaby, B.C.

Sport

Para Swimming

Experience

Paris 2024

Santiago 2023

Fernando Lu was Canada’s youngest athlete at the 2023 Parapan American Games in Santiago. At age 16, he won a silver in the S10 50m freestyle and bronze in the 100 butterfly. He reached six individual finals overall including fourth places in the 100 breaststroke, 100 freestyle and 200 individual medley.

He qualified for his first Paralympic Games at the 2024 Para swimming trials held in Toronto.

Lu trains with coach Ryan Skomorowski at the Langley Olympians Swim Club.

Just before the Parapan Ams in October 2023, Lu captured a pair of medals in multi-class youth finals, including gold in the men’s 100-m backstroke in a personal best time and silver in the 100 breaststroke at a World Series Para swimming competition Guadalajara, Mexico.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2023 Parapan American Games…

PERSONAL

Has amniotic band syndrome, which affects his hands and feet. Some of his fingers are a little bit shorter and different than his other fingers…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2023 Parapan American Games 50m freestyle 2nd

2023 Parapan American Games 100m butterfly 3rd

2023 Parapan American Games 100m breaststroke 4th

2023 Parapan American Games 100m freestyle 4th

2023 Parapan American Games 200m individual medley 4th

2023 Parapan American Games 100m backstroke 6th

2023 Parapan American Games 4X100m mixed freestyle relay 5th

2023 Parapan American Games 4X100m mixed medley relay 6th