Roy Perkins

Swimming

Perkins
  • 2008
  • 2012

Name: Roy Perkins Jr
Sport: Para Swimming
Height: 6'1”
Weight: 140
Current Residence: Del Mar, CA
College: Stanford University

Paralympic Experience:
  • 2012 Paralympic Games, silver (100m freestyle, 50m butterfly), bronze (50m freestyle, 200m freestyle)
  • 2008 Paralympic Games: Gold - S5 50m butterfly, Bronze - S5 100 freestyle
Career Highlights:
  • 2010 World Championships -- Silver - S5 50 fly, 100 free, 200 free; Bronze - S5 50 free
  • 2008 Paralympic Games: Gold - S5 50m butterfly, Bronze - S5 100 freestyle
  • 2006 World Championships: Gold - S5 50m butterfly, Bronze - SM5 200 IM
  • Three-time USA Swimming Academic All-American: 2006, 2007, 2008
  • 2008 Most Inspirational Athlete, Challenged Athletes Foundation
  • 2006 San Diego Hall of Champions “Disabled Star of the Year”
  • Holds American records in all S5 and SM5 events and distances

Fun Facts: Roy's hobbies include playing basketball, following
the Washington Redskins and Capitals, stand-up comedy, and food. Cousin Levi Knutson
(University of Colorado) plays professional basketball in Spain.

Learn more: 
US Para Swimming


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