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Anna Eames

Paralympian 2012, 2008

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Golden Valley


Gustavus Adolphus College

classification: S10/SB9/SM10

Personal: Anna Eames was born with fibular hemimelia, which caused her right fibula to be shorter than her left. She originally began swimming because it was one of the only sports she could do that didn't cause her pain. However, along with being a pain-free sport, Eames has turned her passion for swimming into a lifelong one. She majored in biology at Gustavus Adolphus College, where she swam for the Division III school and has competed at two Paralympic Games, where she has earned a total of three medals.
  • 2014: Spring Nationals/CanAms, silver (100m freestyle, 50m freestyle)
  • 2012: MIAC, 4th place, 1650 yard freestyle
  • 2011: Para PanPac Games, silver (100m butterfly), gold (4x100 medley relay)
  • served as team captain
  • 2010: World Championships, bronze (100m butterfly)
  • 2006: World Championships, gold (100m butterfly), silver (400m freestyle), bronze (50m freestyle, 100m freestyle)
  • Three-time MIAC All Conference Academic
  • Three-time Scholastic All American
  • Paralympic Experience: 2012 Paralympic Games, silver (4x100m freestyle relay)
  • Paralympic Experience: 2008 Paralympic Games, gold (100m butterfly), bronze (100m freestyle)
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