Tucker Dupree


FacebookTwitterName: Tucker Dupree
Sport: Para Swimming
Classification: S12/SB12/SM12
Height: 6'1”
Weight: 160
Education: DeVry University
Current Residence: Clinton Township, Michigan

Paralympic Experience:
  • 2012 Paralympic Games, silver (100m backstroke), bronze (50m freestyle, 100m freestyle
  • 2008 U.S. Paralympic Team member, 4th (400m freestyle), 5th (100m butterfly, 100m backstroke), 6th (50m freestyle, 100m backstroke), 7th (100m freestyle)

Career Highlights:

  • 2015: Can Ams, 1st (50m free AR); IPC Swimming World Championships, bronze (100m backstroke) 
  • 2014: Spring Nationals/CanAms, 1st (100 freestyle, 50 freestyle, 100 backstroke)
  • 2013: World Championships, silver (100m backstroke), bronze (50m freestyle); U.S. Paralympics Spring CanAms, gold (100 freestyle, 50 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 100 fly)
  • 2012: Holder of 2 World records, 9 Pan-American records and 39 American records; World Rankings: 1st (50m and 200m butterfly), 2nd (50m Backstroke,
    50m and 100m freestyle), 3rd (50m breaststroke, 100m backstroke and 400m freestyle), 7th (100m butterfly); Summer Canadian American Championships, Winnipeg, Canada, gold (50m butterfly, 50m freestyle, 50m and 100m backstroke); U.S. Paralympics Swimming Trials, Bismarck, North Dakota, gold (50m and 100m freestyle, 100m backstroke and 100m butterfly)
  • 2011: Roger McCarville Male Athlete of the Year Award; Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships, Edmonton, Alberta, gold (400m freestyle), silver (100m butterfly, 500m freestyle and 100m backstroke), bronze (100m freestyle); Selected member, Canadian Paralympic Swimming World Challenge, Montreal Canada
  • 2010: World Championships, silver (100m freestyle), bronze (100 backstroke, 50m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 100 fly); Speedo CAN-AM Para-Swimming Championships, Etobicoke Olympium, Toronto Ontario; Canada, gold (50m and 100m freestyle, 200m individual medley, 100m backstroke, 100m butterfly and 400m freestyle); IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, silver (100m freestyle), bronze (50m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 100m butterfly); Spring Canadian American Championships, San Antonio, Texas, gold (50m and 100m freestyle, 200m individual medley, 100m backstroke, 100m butterfly and 400m freestyle)
  • 2009: World Championships, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, gold (100m butterfly), silver (50m freestyle, 100m backstroke), bronze (100m and 400m freestyle); Summer Canadian American Championships, gold (50m and 100m butterfly, 100m backstroke, 50m and 100m Freestyle); Spring Canadian American Championships, gold (50m and 100m butterfly, 100m backstroke, 50m, 100m freestyle); Town of Garner Certificate of Recognition; Top North Carolina Athletes of the Decade
  • 2008: U.S. Paralympic Team member, Swimming – Paralympic Games, Beijing, China – 4th place (400m freestyle), 5th (100m butterfly and 100m backstroke; 6th (50m freestyle and 100m backstroke), 7th (100m freestyle); Summer Canadian American Championships: silver (100m butterfly and 200m individual medley), bronze (50m, 100m and 400m freestyle); U.S. Paralympics Swimming Trials: gold (100m butterfly, 100m backstroke, 200m individual medley, 50m, 100m and 400m freestyle); The Greater Raleigh Sports Council Courage of Character Award
  • 2007: Summer Canadian American Championships: gold (100m butterfly, 100m backstroke and 200m individual medley), silver (50m, 100m and 400m freestyle); Swimming MVP, Garner Magnet High School; WSY Andy Craver Determination Award – North Carolina Swimming

Fun Facts: At the age of 17, Tucker began to lose his vision and was diagnosed with a rare disease called Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON). In a short period of time, Tucker lost 70% – 80% of his central vision in both eyes. When he's not in the pool, Dupree enjoys playing piano, listening to music and collecting swim caps from the places he travels for competitions.

Learn more: 
US Para Swimming

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