Quick facts

Birthdate

October 27, 1993

Birthplace

Mississauga, ON

Residence

Mississauga, ON

Sport

Para Swimming

Experience

Rio 2016

Toronto 2015

At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Nydia Langill competed in both the 200-m individual medley and the 100-m breaststroke, finishing 10th and 12th.

Langill swam five events at the 2015 Toronto Parapan American Games and reached three finals. Earlier that year, she swam three events at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. Her best result was seventh in the 100-m breaststroke. She opened the 2016 season with five personal bests.

She lists four people as her biggest influences: Her father, Brett Langill, for convincing her she was able to achieve her dreams; her mother, Claudia, for her unwavering support; her first swimming coach, Rafael Polinario, who instilled her love of swimming and Vicki Keith for her dedication to Para swimming.

Langill was born nine weeks premature and diagnosed at 18 months with a mild form of cerebral palsy. As an infant she underwent several surgeries on bones and muscles affected by her condition. Her orthopedic surgeon suggested that swimming would be good for Langill in her recovery. She learned to walk in the pool and has been unstoppable ever since. She hopes to educate people about people with disabilities and their potential as well as coach other para-swimmers.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2016 Paralympic Games… 2015 Parapan Am Games and IPC World Championships…

PERSONAL

2015 Can Ams was her first competition in nine months due to a foot injury… Communications student at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2016 Paralympic Games 10th 200-m IM

2015 Parapan American Games 4th 100-m freestyle

2015 Parapan American Games 5th 100-m breaststroke

2015 Parapan American Games 6th 50-m freestyle

2015 IPC World Championships 7th 100-m breaststroke

2014 Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships 6th 100-m breaststroke

2014 Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships 6th 50-m freestyle