ParalympianPara Swimming

Cody Bureau

Paralympian 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016

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    Latrobe, PA


    Greater Latrobe High School (Latrobe, Pa.), ’06 Westmoreland Community College, X-Ray Technologies

    classification: S9, SB9, SM9

    Bureau took up para-swimming at age 11. A hospital in his hometown of Pittsburgh encouraged him to try a swimming program for children with an impairment. He lost his left hand in a farming accident in 1996. He trains in the pool for two hours every day except Sunday. Three days a week, he lifts weights and has a second swimming session....Son of Marjorie and William Bureau…Has two sisters, Brittany and Heather, and one brother, Luke…Both sisters swam to a top-12 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference…Luke swam competitively for Virginia Tech University…Hobbies include many outdoor activities: hiking, fishing, water sports, boating, off-roading and shooting… He won the Frank Fuhrer Outstanding Performance Award for the Pittsburgh region in 2006.
    • Four-time Paralympian (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016); One-time medalist (1 bronze)
    • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, 6th (200m IM, 34 pt. 4x100m free relay, 34 pt. 4x100m medley relay)
    • London 2012 Paralympic Games: 7th (200m IM)
    • Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games: bronze (200m IM), 5th (100m back), 6th (100m fly, 34 pt. 4x100 free), 7th (34 pt. 4x100m medley, 100m free), 11th (50m free)
    • Athens 2004 Paralympic Games: 5th (200m IM), 7th (34 pt. 4x100m medley), 9th (100m fly)
    • Joins Jessica Long and Rudy Garcia-Tolson as the only members of the U.S. Paralympic Swimming Team to compete in four Paralympic Games (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
    • Most recent: 2015 – 5th (200m IM, 100m back), 6th (34 pt. 4x100m medley)
    • Years of Participation: 2010, 2013, 2015
    • Top Finish: 5th – 2010 (34 pt. 4x100m free), 2015 (200m IM, 100m back)
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