Name: Alyssia Crook
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 400m Freestyle
Classification: S9, SB8, SM9
Height: 5-1
Weight: 98
DOB: 3/26/1998
Birthplace: Simferopol, Ukraine
Hometown: Allendale, Mich.
High School: Homeschooled
Team/Club: U.S. Paralympics Swimming Resident Team
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 World Para Swimming World Series Indianapolis, 2nd (100 backstroke), 5th (400 freestyle), 7th (100 freestyle)
  • 2018 U.S. Paralympics Swimming Para National Championships, 3rd (400 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 100 freestyle)
  • 2017 Can-Am Open, 2nd (400 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 100 freestyle), 3rd (50 freestyle)
Personal: Adopted at age 5 from Ukraine…Born with a rare congenital disorder known as popliteal pterygium syndrome, which she inherited from her Ukrainian birth mother. It is believed that her birth mother was exposed to radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster…Had her leg amputated from the knee down in May 2011 …Is a lifeguard…Daughter of Chad and Karen Crook…Has two brothers, Aaron and Carson, and two sisters, Jenelle and Jenna…Hobbies include scuba diving, rock climbing, skiing, camping, traveling, swimming, mentoring kids and trying new sports.