Name: Kayla Wheeler

Height: 3-0

Weight: 65

Classification: S1

Date of Birth: 7/21/1996

Hometown: Lynnwood, Washington

Current Residence: Lynnwood, Washington

High School: Mountlake Terrace High School (Mountlake Terrace) '15

College University of Washington

Career Highlights

  • 2015 CanAm Para Swimming Championships, gold (50-meter butterfly, 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle)


Kayla Wheeler began swimming at nine years old. Since 2006, she’s participated in three world championships, the 2011 Parapan American Games and 2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championship as well as the 2012 Paralympic Trials and 2014 Can-Am Championships in Edmonton. She enjoys reading, movies, skiing, singing, acting and building robots. She is also a member of the University of Washington’s Harry Potter Club. In addition, Wheeler volunteers at a local high school’s robotic team and works with DO-IT, a company that assists people with disabilities to succeed in college and their careers. When she completes her degree, the swimmer aspires to attend law school and eventually find a career as a disability rights lawyer.