Tucker Dupree

Swimming

Dupree
  • 2008
  • 2012

FacebookTwitterName: Tucker Dupree
Sport: Para Swimming
Height: 6'1”
Weight: 160
Education: DeVry University
Current Residence: Clinton Township, Mich

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:

  • Holder of 2 World records, 9 Pan-American records and 39 American records
  • 2012 World Rankings: First in the 50 and 200 Meter Butterfly; Second in the 50 Meter Backstroke,
    50 and 100 Meter Freestyle; Third in the 50 Meter Breaststroke, 100 Meter Backstroke and 400
    Meter Freestyle; Seventh in the 100 Meter Butterfly.
  • 2012 Summer Canadian American Championships, Winnipeg, Canada: Gold medal in the 50
    Meter Butterfly, 50 Meter Freestyle, 50 and 100 Meter Backstroke
  • 2012 U.S. Paralympics Swimming Trials, Bismarck, North Dakota: Gold medal in the 50 Meter and 100 Meter Freestyle, 100 Meter Backstroke and the 100 Meter Butterfly
  • 2011 Roger McCarville Male Athlete of the Year Award
  • 2011 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships, Edmonton, Alberta: Gold medal in the 400
    Meter Freestyle; Silver medal in the 100 Meter Butterfly, 500 Meter Freestyle and 100 Meter
    Backstroke; Bronze medal in the 100 Meter Freestyle
  • 2011: Selected member, Canadian Paralympic Swimming World Challenge, Montreal Canada
  • 2010 Speedo CAN-AM Para-Swimming Championships, Etobicoke Olympium, Toronto Ontario,
    Canada: Gold medal in the 50 Meter and 100 Meter Freestyle, 200 Meter Individual Medley, 100 Meter Backstroke, 100 Meter Butterfly and the 400 Meter Freestyle
  • 2010: Silver medal, 100m freestyle; Four bronze medals, 50m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 100m butterfly – IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 2010 Spring Canadian American Championships, San Antonio, Texas: Golf medal in the 50 Meter and 100 Meter Freestyle, 200 Meter Individual Medley, 100 Meter Backstroke, 100 Meter Butterfly and the 400 Meter Freestyle
  • 2009 World Championships, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Gold medal in the 100 Meter Butterfly; Silver
    medal in the 50 Meter Freestyle and 100 Meter Backstroke; Bronze medal in the 100 Meter and 400 Meter Freestyle
  • 2009 Summer Canadian American Championships: Gold medal in the 50 Meter and 100 Meter
    Butterfly, 100 Meter Backstroke, 50 Meter and 100 Meter Freestyle
  • 2009 Spring Canadian American Championships: Gold medal in the 50 Meter and 100 Meter
    Butterfly, 100 Meter Backstroke, 50 Meter, 100 Meter Freestyle
  • 2009 Town of Garner Certificate of Recognition
  • 2009 Top North Carolina Athletes of the Decade
  • 2008 U.S. Paralympic Team member, Swimming – Paralympic Games, Beijing, China – 4th Place in the 400 Meter Freestyle; 5th Place in the 100 Meter Butterfly and 100 Meter Backstroke; 6th Place in the 50 Meter Freestyle and 100 Meter Backstroke; 7th Place in the 100 Meter Freestyle
  • 2008 Summer Canadian American Championships: Silver medal in 100 Meter Butterfly and 200
    Meter Individual Medley; Bronze medal in the 50 Meter, 100 Meter and 400 Meter Freestyle
  • 2008 U.S. Paralympics Swimming Trials: Gold medal in the 100 Meter Butterfly, 100 Meter
    Backstroke, 200 Meter Individual Medley, 50 Meter, 100 Meter and 400 Meter Freestyle
  • 2008 The Greater Raleigh Sports Council Courage of Character Award
  • 2007 Summer Canadian American Championships: Gold medals in the 100 Meter Butterfly, 100
    Meter Backstroke and 200 Meter Individual Medley; Silver medal in the 50 Meter, 100 Meter and 400 Meter Freestyle
  • 2007 Swimming MVP, Garner Magnet High School
  • 2007: 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. Hobbies include Playing piano, listening to music, collecting swim caps from the places I travel for competitions.

    Learn more: 
    US Para Swimming


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