Quick facts

Birthdate

February 24, 1998

Birthplace

Repentigny, QC

Residence

Repentigny, QC

Sport

Para Swimming

Classification

SB9

Experience

Rio 2016

Tokyo 2020

Toronto 2015

James Leroux made the most of his lone event at the London 2019 World Para Swimming Championships. He earned his first career medal at worlds with a silver in the 100m breaststroke SB9, in Canadian and Americas record time. Thanks to this performance, he was nominated to the Canadian Paralympic Committee to represent the country at Tokyo 2020.

At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Leroux made the finals of the 100-m breaststroke, where he finished 7th in Canadian record time. He contributed to a Canadian record in the 34pts 4×100-m medley relay, which finished 7th.

Leroux gained valuable international experience in 2015, competing at the IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, and the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games. 

In Toronto, Leroux won gold in the 100-m breaststroke and was part of the silver medal winning 4×100-m medley relay team. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2016 Paralympic Games… 2015 Parapan American Games and IPC World Championships… Swimming Canada’s co-winner of the Male Para-Swimmer of the year in 2019

PERSONAL

Leroux learned to swim when he was five years old and competed in his first competitive meet at age eight… He has muscle atrophy in his right leg from the knee down…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2021 Paralympic Games 100m breaststroke 6th
2019 IPC World Championships 100m breaststroke 2nd 
2016 Paralympic Games 100-m breaststroke 7th
2016 Paralympic Games 4X100-m medley relay 7th
2015 Parapan American Games,100-m breaststroke 1st
2015 Parapan American Games 4X100-m medley relay 2nd
2015 IPC World Championships 4X100-m medley relay 5th
2015 IPC World Championships 100-m breaststroke 7th