Quick facts

Birthdate

December 23, 1961

Birthplace

Vancouver, BC

Residence

Vancouver, BC

Sport

Para Swimming

Para Alpine

Para Athletics

Experience

Toronto 2015

A four-time Paralympian with both summer and winter Games on his resumé, Scott Patterson added qualifying for the 2015 Parapan Am Games in Toronto to an already impressive list of accomplishments.

Patterson had two second-place finishes at the Speedo Can Am Para-swimming Championships in the S5 200-metre individual medley and 100-m breaststroke.

Patterson made his fourth appearance at the Paralympic Games at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, but his first as a swimmer. He competed in the 100-m breaststroke and reached the final placing eighth. The 2012 season was also highlighted with Canadian record times in both the 50-m and 100-m breaststrokes heading into the Games.

A year later in 2013 at the IPC World Championships in Montreal, Patterson broke his Canadian record in the S5 100-m breaststroke. He ranked ninth overall, missing a spot in the final by one spot.

Also a triathlete, Patterson decided in 2011 to pursue a spot on the London 2012 Paralympic swim team and delivered sparkling times and results including two bronze at the Para Pan Pacific Championships.

Patterson has competed at one other summer and two winter Paralympic Games in an impressive international sporting career. In 1988, he competed in wheelchair racing in the 100m, 200m, 400m and 1500m at the Paralympic Games in Seoul with a best finish of fifth in the 400m. In 2002, he won a bronze medal in the giant slalom in alpine skiing at the Salt Lake City Paralympic Games and in Turin, Italy four years later he was once again on the para-alpine ski team at the Paralympic Games.

Patterson retired after the Turin 2006 Paralympic Games, but in 2007 he won the ITU Para-triathlon world championship in Hamburg, Germany. He also competed at the triathlon worlds in Vancouver in 2008.

Paralympic Medals

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