Name: Anastasia Pagonis
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 50-meter Freestyle, 100-meter Freestyle, 400-meter Freestyle, 200-meter Individual Medley
Classification: S11
Height: 5-5
DOB: 5/2/2004
Birthplace: Long Island, N.Y.
Hometown: Long Island, N.Y.
High School: Homeschool
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2020); Two-time Paralympic medalist (1 gold, 1 bronze)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold (400-meter freestyle), 7th (50-meter freestyle), bronze (200-meter individual medley), 4th (100-meter freestyle)
World Championship Experience
  • Most Recent: 2022 – (GOLD, 200-meter individual medley, 100-meter freestyle, 400-meter freestyle)
  • Years of Participation: 2022
  • Medals: 3 (3 gold)
  • Gold - 2022 (200-meter individual medley, 100-meter freestyle, 400-meter freestyle)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2020 WPS World Series, 1st (400 freestyle, 200 individual medley), 4th (50 freestyle), 5th (200 freestyle)
Personal: Got into swimming when she first began losing her vision at 12 years old due to genetic retina disease and autoimmune retinopathy...Parents are Peter and Stacy...Has one brother, Eli...Hobbies include hanging out with her friends and social media where she uses her platform to educate fans about Paralympic sport and visual impairment...Also has a guide dog named Radar.