Quick facts


October 2, 1985


Kamloops, B.C.


Kamloops, B.C.


Para Swimming


Lima 2019

In April 2019, Patrick Waters won a bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke on route to earning a spot on the Canadian team for the Parapan American Games.


Waters is a former national-level able-bodied swimmer. He switched to Para sport after a congenital birth defect, hip dysplasia, necessitated surgery to restructure both of his hip sockets in 2012. The changes in his hips shifted his pelvis and fractured a vertebra in his back, later requiring another surgery.


Out of the pool, Waters is a Certified Exercise Physiologist. He has worked with a wide range of athletes from beginner to elite and frequently lectures to athletes and parents in the areas of sports nutrition, and strength & conditioning.


Holds Canadian short course record in 200m breaststroke since 2015.


Earned his bachelor’s degree in Food, Nutrition, Health & Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia.…. Exercise physiologist at Breeze Rehabilitation Consulting… Also competed in triathlons… Married with two children.