Para swimming


Waterford, ON


At the London 2019 World Para Swimming Championships, Zach Zona’s best performance came in the 400-m freestyle S8, where he reached the final (7th). 

At the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Zona finished fifth in the SM8 200-m individual medley. He also earned sixth-place results in the 400-m freestyle and 100-m butterfly at the 2018 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships. 

Zona won bronze in the 400-m freestyle, 100-m butterfly and 200-m IM at the 2015 Toronto Parapan Am Games. He was also a member of the 4×100-m 34 pt. freestyle relay that won silver and set a Canadian record.

He had his first national team assignment at the age of 15, when he reached four finals at the 2014 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships. 



2019 IPC World Championships… 2018 Commonwealth Games… 2015 Parapan American Games… 2014 and 2018 Pan Pacific Championships…


Bachelor of engineering from Concordia University in Montreal… He was born with a congenital limb deficiency which resulted in his right hand being impaired and him having short femur bones in both of his legs…


2021 Paralympic Games 400 freestyle 9th
2019 IPC World Championships 400m freestyle 7th
2018 Commonwealth Games 200m individual medley 5th 
2015 Parapan American Games 4X100m freestyle relay 2nd 
2015 Parapan American Games 400m freestyle 3rd
2015 Parapan American Games 100m butterfly 3rd 
2015 Parapan American Games 200m individual medley 3rd 
2015 IPC World Championships 200-m individual medley 7th


Year Type
Host City
2020 Summer
Tokyo, Japan
2015 Summer
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Toronto, Canada
2 silver medals

2 silver medals

3 bronze medals

3 bronze medals