Quick facts

Birthplace

St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC

Residence

St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC

Sport

Para Swimming

Experience

Guadalajara 2011

Toronto 2015

Maxime Rousselle showed his potential by qualifying for the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, and the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games. Rousselle collected three medals at the Speedo Can Am Para-swimming Championships in Toronto. He won the S14 200-metre individual medley plus was second in the 200-m freestyle and 100-m backstroke.

Rousselle capped a solid 2014 season with silver medals in the 50-m freestyle and 100-m breaststroke at the Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships in Pasadena, Calif. His time in the 50 free was also a Canadian record.

Rousselle earned a spot on Canada’s team for the 2013 IPC World Championships by lowering three national records in the S14 category at the Can Am Championships in Minnesota. It marked a return to the national team for Rousselle, who missed the cut for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

A few weeks later at the IPC World Championships in Montreal, Rousselle placed seventh in the 200-m IM, lowering his Canadian record again.

In 2011, Rousselle helped Canada to two silver medals in relays at the Global Games to set the stage for his first appearance at the Parapan American Games where he added two more bronze (200-m freestyle, 100-m breaststroke) to his collection.