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Charlie Swearingen

Volleyball

Position:Middle blocker
Height: 6-3
Weight: 190
Hometown/Current residence: Gulfport, Miss./ Greenwood Village, Colo.
Birth year: 1977
College/Major/Graduation year: Millsaps College, Geology, 1999
Nature of disability: Bilateral below the knee amputee
Joined the team: 2009

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MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION:
2016 –
Intercontinental Cup (6th place)
2015 - Parapan American Games (Silver)
2014 - ParaVolley World Championships (10th Place)
2012 - Intercontinental Cup
2011 - Parapan American Games (Silver); Continental Cup; Sarajevo Open
2010 - Sitting World Championships (10th place); Parapan American Championship (Silver); WOVD World Cup (5th Place)

DID YOU KNOW

  • Charlie was born without ankle bones or the small, non-weight bearing fibula bone in his lower legs
  • He graduated in 1999 from Millsaps College with a degree in geology
  • Charlie played baseball through college. He also played beach volleyball on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
  • He is a certified flight paramedic, and has worked a variety of disasters, including the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
  • Charlie found out about sitting volleyball in 2009 while attending the Endeavor Games in Edmond, Okla.

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Air Methods: Charlie Swearingen: A Defenders of Tomorrow Story
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