Name: David Gelfand
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 100m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly, 100m Breaststroke, 200m IM
Classification: S9, SB8, SM9
Height: 5-8
Weight: 125
DOB: 10/30/1998
Birthplace: Livingston, N.J.
Hometown: Weston, Conn.
High School: Weston High School (Weston, Conn.) '17
College: Tufts University, Mechanical Engineering
Team/Club: Tufts University Jumbos, Wilton YMCA Wahoos
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 World Para Swimming World Series Indianapolis, 1st (200 IM), 2nd (100 breaststroke, 400 freestyle), 3rd (100 freestyle, 100 backstroke)
  • 2018 World Para Swimming World Series Indianapolis, 1st (100 butterfly, 400 freestyle, 200 IM), 4th (100 freestyle)
Personal: Born with proximal femoral focal deficiency, a condition in which he was born with no hip socket and a very small bone comprising his left leg…Swims for Tufts University…Three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American…Son of Jonathan and Linda…Has one sister, Rachel…Enjoys swimming, hiking, biking, skiing, rock climbing and playing board games with friends…