Name: Cody Bureau
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 50m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke, 100m Breaststroke, 200m IM
Classification: S9, SB9, SM9
Height: 6-0
Weight: 160
DOB: 6/4/1988
Birthplace: Latrobe, Pa.
Hometown: Latrobe, Pa.
High School: Greater Latrobe High School (Latrobe, Pa.), ’06
College: Westmoreland Community College, X-Ray Technologies
Team/Club: H2okie Aquatics
Paralympic Experience
  • Four-time Paralympian (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016); One-time medalist (1 bronze)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games: 6th (200m individual medley), 6th (34 pts. 4x100m freestyle relay), 6th (34 pts. 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)
World Championship Experience
  • 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)
Personal: 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.