Charlie Swearingen


Name: Charlie Swearingen
Sport: Sitting Volleyball
Discipline(s): Sitting Volleyball
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6-3
Weight: 190
DOB: 8/13/1977
Birthplace: Gulfport, Miss.
Hometown: Greenwood Village, Colo.
High School: Gulfport High School
College: Millsaps College
Paralympic Experience
  • 2016: Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
World Championship Experience
  • 2014 - ParaVolley World Championships (10th Place)
  • 2010: Sitting World Championships (10th Place)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016 - ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup (6th Place)
  • 2015 - Parapan American Games (Silver)
  • 2012: Intercontinental Cup in Cairo, Egypt.
  • 2011: Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico (silver).Competed in July in the 2011 Continental Cup in Kettering, England. Competed in May with the U.S. Men’s Sitting Team in the Sarajevo Open in Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • 2010: Parapan American Championship (Silver Medal); WOVD World Cup (Fifth Place)
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  • Charlie was born without ankle bones or the small, non-weight bearing fibula bone in his lower legs
  • He is a certified flight paramedic, and has worked a variety of disasters, including the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
  • Charlie played baseball through college. He also played beach volleyball on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
  • Charlie found out about sitting volleyball in 2009 while attending the Endeavor Games in Edmond, Okla.
  • Charlie is working on his PhD in physiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center

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