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Colleen Young


  • 2012

Name: Colleen Young
Sport: Para Swimming
Classification: S13/SB13/SM13
Height: 5'8”
Weight: 125
Current Residence: St. Louis, MO

Paralympic Experience
  • 2012 Paralympic Games - 5th (100m breaststroke), 7th (200m individual medley)
Career Highlights
  • 2012: 2nd place IPC world ranking, S13 100 meter breaststroke
  • 2011-2012: Five Paralympic S13 American records: 50, 100 and 200 meter
    breaststroke, 100 and 200 yard breaststroke
  • 2011 Parapan American Games qualifier
  • USA Ozark region Sectional team qualifier

Colleen Young was born with albinism and is legally blind. At age 3, Young began swimming. Her passion for the sport developed after she realized that she could focus on herself instead of a ball, which was a challenge when she played soccer and softball. In 2012, she became the youngest member at 14-years-old to compete on the U.S. Paralympic Team in London.

Learn more: 
US Para Swimming

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