Quick facts

Birthdate

September 6, 1993

Birthplace

Calgary, AB

Residence

Calgary, AB

Sport

Para Swimming

Classification

S8

Experience

Rio 2016

Tokyo 2020

Toronto 2015

Morgan Bird continued to establish herself as a solid national team member in 2019. At the World Para Swimming Championships in London, Bird’s best performance came in the 100-m butterfly S8, where she reached the final (7th). 

She won the silver medal in the 50-m freestyle at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and a few weeks later the bronze in the same event at the Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships.

At the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she notched three fifth-place finishes including two in the relay. At the Parapan American Games in Toronto she won two gold medals and one silver. At the 2015 IPC World Championships she posted two top-five finishes in four individual races.

Bird made her international breakthrough at the IPC World Championships held in Montreal in 2013. She competed in five events, earning two silver medals and helped Canada to a surprise runner-up finish in the 4x100m freestyle relay. She set Canadian record times in four races.

Bird was part of Canada’s impressive youth movement at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. She reached finals in three of her four individual events.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games… 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games… 2015 Parapan American Games… 2013, 2015, 2019 IPC World Championships… 

PERSONAL

She was born with cerebral palsy. The condition affects the left side of her body… She started swimming at age 11 to help with her cerebral palsy… Named Alberta’s female Para swimmer of the year in 2015…  Born in Regina, SK. 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2019 IPC World Championships 100m butterfly 8th 
  • 2018 Commonwealth Games 50m freestyle 2nd
  • 2016 Paralympic Games 100m freestyle 5th
  • 2016 Paralympic Games 4X100m freestyle relay 5th
  • 2016 Paralympic Games 4X100m medley relay 5th
  • 2016 Paralympic Games 50m freestyle  7th
  • 2015 Parapan American Games 50m freestyle 1st
  • 2015 Parapan American Games 400m freestyle 1st
  • 2015 Parapan American Games 100m freestyle 2nd
  • 2015 IPC World Championships 100m freestyle 4th
  • 2014 Commonwealth Games 100m freestyle 4th
  • 2013 IPC World Championships 4X100m freestyle relay (34 points) 2nd
  • 2013 IPC World Championships 50m freestyle 2nd
  • 2012 Paralympic Games 400m freestyle 4th

Paralympic Medals

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