Quick facts

Birthdate

August 14, 1996

Birthplace

Woodstock, ON

Residence

Woodstock, ON

Sport

Para Swimming

Experience

Lima 2019

Santiago 2023

At the Madeira 2022 World Para Swimming Championships, Tyson MacDonald was a member of the mixed 4×100-m freestyle S14 relay that placed fourth and the mixed 4×100-m medley S14 relay that placed fifth. Both relays broke Canadian records.

He sparkled at his first major Games, the 2019 Parapan Ams in Lima. MacDonald won one gold, one silver, and one bronze.

He has been working his way through the swimming rankings since he began swimming competitively at the age of eight, including provincial championships and national championships.

At the 2017 Canada Games in Winnipeg, MacDonald made headlines when he gave his bronze medal earned in the 100m butterfly to another competitor who had lost a bronze because of a technical glitch in a previous race.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2022 World Championships… 2019 Parapan American Games (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)… Won five gold medals at 2017 Canada Games.

PERSONAL

Was named Wilfrid Laurier University’s swimming team MVP in 2016-17… BA in geography from WLU…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2022 World Championships 4X100m freestyle relay 4th

2022 World Championships mixed medley 4X100m relay 5th

2019 Parapan American Games 200m freestyle 3rd

2019 Parapan American Games 100m backstroke 1st

2019 Parapan American Games 200m IM 2nd

2019 Parapan American Games 100m breaststroke 4th