Para swimming


Kamloops, B.C.


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.

Year Type
Host City
2019 Parapan am Games
Lima, Peru
1 silver medals

1 silver medals