Name: Roy Perkins Jr
Sport: Para Swimming
Current Residence: Del Mar, CA
College: Stanford University
- 2012 Paralympic Games, silver (100m freestyle, 50m butterfly), bronze (50m freestyle, 200m freestyle)
- 2008 Paralympic Games, gold (50m butterfly), bronze (100m freestyle)
- 2015: CanAms: 1st (50m fly); IPC Swimming World Championships, silver (50m butterfly, 100m freestyle), bronze (200m freestyle)
- 2014: Spring Nationals/CanAms, gold (200 freestyle, 50m backstroke, 50m fly, 50m freestyle, 100m backstroke)
- 2013: World Championships, gold (fly), silver (50m, 100m, 200m freestyle); U.S. Paralympics Spring CanAms, gold (50m fly), silver (100m freestyle, 50m freestyle, 200m freestyle)
- 2010: World Championships, silver (50m fly, 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle), bronze (50m freestyle)
- 2008: Most Inspirational Athlete, Challenged Athletes Foundation; USA Swimming Academic All-American
- 2007: USA Swimming Academic All-American
- 2006: World Championships, gold (50m butterfly), bronze (200m individual medley); USA Swimming Academic All-American; San Diego Hall of Champions “Disabled Star of the Year”
- Holds American records in all S5 and SM5 events and distances
Fun Facts: Roy Perkins was born without hands or feet and didn't feel comfortable with swimming until age 13. Before finding his talent in the pool, Perkins played other sports like basketball and soccer, but swimming is where he truly shined. Just months after learning to swim, Perkins competed in the San Diego Triathlon Challenge, which included a 1.2-mile ocean swim. Perkins studied earth systems at Stanford University.
US Para Swimming
Seven American Records Broken On Opening Day Of U.S. Paralympic Trials For Swimming
Joe Clarke June 30, 2016
Of the 10 total records broken during day one, nine came in breaststroke events.
Seven American Records Broken On Opening Day Of U.S. Paralympic Trials Swimming
Joe Clarke June 30, 2016
Seven athletes smashed the record books with seven American records and three Pan American records
2016 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials - Swimming Preview
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The pool will be full of action June 30-July 2 in Charlotte.
Red, White & Trending: June 17-23
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U.S. Para-Swimming Social Recap: Rio Test Event
U.S. Paralympics April 25, 2016
Take the trip to Rio through the lens of social media with Team USA at the Rio swimming test event.
First Time For Everything
Joe Clarke April 19, 2016
U.S. swimmers head south of the equator to get a feel for the pool at the Aquece Rio test event.
Third world record for Meyers highlights finale for Team USA in Glasgow
Brianna Tammaro July 19, 2015
Jordan, Meyers and Perkins capture silver to close world championships
Meyers shines with second world record in Glasgow
Brianna Tammaro July 16, 2015
After ESPY win, Becca Meyers wins gold again at world championships
Jordan and Long strike gold on third day of IPC Swimming World Championships
Brianna Tammaro July 15, 2015
Dupree, Perkins and Young add bronze trio for Team USA
Going for Glasgow: Team USA Storylines to Watch
Brianna Tammaro July 10, 2015
With just three days to go, read about the top U.S. athletes and events to watch in Glasgow
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