Alec Elliot is a homegrown Paralympic swimmer. He got his start in the Region of Waterloo’s (ROW’s) top program when he was eight. After taking a few years off swimming, he returned to ROW and quickly worked his way through the Bronze to the Elite level.
In 2015, Alec was named to two national teams. He competed at the IPC Worlds competition in Scotland, making it to the finals in five races and the Para PanAm team that competed in Toronto where he won five bronze medals.
In April 2016, Alec obtained his goal of making the Paralympic team that will compete in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in September 2016. He made the qualifying times for all races held at the games but has chosen not compete in the 200IM. His family will travel down to watch him compete in the 50, 100, and 400-free and the 100-metre butterfly, back and breast-stroke events.
ROW has developed swimmers from age five through to adult since 1976. From stroke development and fitness to world competition, ROW swimmers have represented Canada with medal performances at the Olympics, World Championships, Commonwealth Games, Pan Am Games and World Cups, as well as representing the community at the International Children’s Games, provincial and regional championships, and local meets. If you, or your kids, are interested in competitive swimming and would like to join ROW, please visit www.rowswimming.ca for more information.
Registration for swimming open now! ROW Swim Club welcomes new members!
Submitted by Region of Waterloo Swim Club