Alec Elliot earned his first world championship medal in 2019 with a bronze in the 400m freestyle S10 at the World Para Swimming Championships in London. He also reached the final in his two other individual events, the 200m individual medley SM10 (4th) and 50m freestyle S10 (8th), and set a personal best time in the 200 IM.
At the 2018 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships in Cairns, Australia, Elliot won gold medals in the 100-m backstroke S10, 100-m butterfly S10 and the 200-m individual medley SM10 in a personal best time. He also captured a silver medal in the 400-m freestyle S10.
At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Elliot was busy as he competed in six events. His best result had him 4th in the 100-m butterfly.
He enjoyed a banner season in 2015. He marched five times to the podium at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games and reached five individual finals at the IPC World Championships, including a fifth place in the 100-m backstroke.
2019 IPC World Championships… 2016 Paralympic Games… 2015 Five medals at the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games and five finals at the IPC World Championships … In 2014 was named Male Para-athlete of the Year in Ontario… Recipient of the Fuelling Athlete and Coaching Excellence (FACE) Program from Petro-Canada…
Born with a condition called syndactyly which limits the use of his hands and feet… Affects only one in about 2,500 people…Even rarer to have in both hands and both feet… Started swimming as a youngster, but quit for a few years to focus on football… Returned to the pool at age 12.
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
- 2016 IPC World Championships 400m freestyle 3rd
- 2016 Paralympic Games 100m butterfly 4th
- 2016 Paralympic Games 100m backstroke 7th
- 2016 Paralympic Games 50m freestyle 8th
- 2015 Parapan Am Games 400m freestyle 2nd
- 2015 Parapan Am Games 100m breaststroke 3rd
- 2015 Parapan Am Games 100m butterfly 3rd
- 2015 Parapan Am Games 200m individual medley 3rd
- 2015 Parapan Am Games 100-m backstroke 3rd
- 2015 IPC World Championships 100-m backstroke 5th
- 2015 IPC World Championships 4X100-m medley relay 5th
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil