Quick facts

Birthdate

November 4, 1993

Birthplace

Lethbridge, AB

Residence

Lethbridge, AB

Sport

Para Swimming

Experience

Rio 2016

Toronto 2015

At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, McAllister made the finals in both the 100-m and 50-m freestyle. He finished 7th and 8th in those events. He contributed to a Canadian record in the 34pts 4×100-m medley relay, which finished 7th.

He announced his retirement from competitive Para swimming after those Games.

McAllister won three individual and two relay medals at the 2015 Toronto Parapan American Games. This included gold in the 50-m freestyle, breaking his own Canadian record and setting an Americas record and being part of the 4×100-m 34 pt. freestyle relay team that won silver and set a Canadian record.

Also in 2015 he swam three individual and two relay events at the IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, including the 4×100-m 34 pt. medley relay that set a Canadian record.

At the 2013 IPC World Championships in Montreal, McAllister reached the finals in his three events, lowering Canadian and Pan American records in the 50-m (6th) and 100-m freestyle (7th). He was also fifth in the 400-m freestyle.

At his first Paralympic Games in 2012, McAllister was busy. He competed in four events: the 400-m freestyle, the 200-m individual medley and the 50-m and 100-m freestyle. Highlights were a sixth in the 400 and 10th in the 100-m freestyle, setting Canadian and Pan Am records in both races.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games… 2015 Parapan Am Games and IPC World Championships… 2013 IPC World Championships… First University of Lethbridge swimmer to make an Olympic or Paralympic team in the school’s 75-year history.

PERSONAL

McAllister’s disability is a condition that causes him to have too many bones in his limbs, thereby restricting growth and range of motion in both arms and legs… He was named 2012/13 Male Para-Swimmer of the Year by Swim Alberta.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2016 Paralympic Games 7th 100-m freestyle

2016 Paralympic Games 7th 4X100-m medley relay

2016 Paralympic Games 8th 50-m freestyle

2015 IPC Worlds 5th 4X100-m medley relay

2015 Parapan American Games 1st 50-m free

2015 Parapan American Games 2nd 100-m free

2015 Parapan American Games 2nd 400-m free

2015 Parapan American Games 2nd 4X100-m freestyle relay

2015 Parapan American Games 2nd 4X100-m medley relay

2013 IPC Worlds 5th 400-m free

2012 Paralympic Games 6th 400-m free