Name: Colleen Young
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 50m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke, 100m Breaststroke, 200m IM
Classification: S13, SB13, SM13
Height: 5-8
Weight: 125
DOB: 6/29/1998
Birthplace: St. Louis, Mo.
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
High School: Lindbergh High School (St. Louis, Mo.), ’16
College: Fairfield University ‘20
Team/Club: CSP Tideriders
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2012, 2016)
  • London 2012 Paralympic Games, 5th (100m breast), 7th (200m IM)
  • Enters Rio as the current world record holder in the SB13 200m breast – 2:51.36
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – bronze (100m back, 100m breast), 5th (200m IM), 6th (50m free)
  • Years of Participation: 2013, 2015
  • Medals: 5 (2 silver, 3 bronze)
  • Silver – 2013 (100m breast, 100m back)
  • Bronze – 2013 (400m free), 2015 (100m back, 100m breast)
Personal: Young began swimming in 2005 at age seven. She was born with albinism and is legally blind. Her passion for swimming developed after she realized that she could focus on herself instead of a ball, unlike 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....Daughter of Doug and Bridget Young…has a brother, Kyle …Hobbies include reading, writing and playing golf.