Name: Cortney Jordan
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly, 200m IM
Classification: S7, SB7, SM7
Height: 5-3
Weight: 130
DOB: 6/24/1991
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nev.
Hometown: Henderson , Nev.
High School: Coronado High School (Henderson, Nev.) ‘09
College: California Lutheran University ‘13, Liberal Studies (Education); Loyola University Maryland ‘16, Masters in Elementary Education
Team/Club: Loyola University Maryland
Coach(es): Brian Loeffler
Paralympic Experience
  • Three-time Paralympian (2008, 2012, 2016); 12-time medalist (1 gold, 8 silver, 3 bronze)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, silver (50m fly, 100m free, 400m free), bronze (200m IM), 4th (50m free), 7th (100m back)
  • London 2012 Paralympic Games, silver (50m free, 400m free, 100m free), bronze (100m back)
  • Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, gold (50m free), silver (400m free, 100m free), bronze (200m IM)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – gold (400m free, 100m free), silver (50m fly, 50m free), bronze (100m back, 200m IM), 6th (20 pt. 4x50m free)
  • Years of Participation: 2006, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015
  • Medals: 26 (6 gold, 10 silver, 10 bronze)
  • Gold – 2010 (34 pt. 4x100m medley), 2013 (400m free, 100m free, 50m free), 2015 (400m free, 100m free)
  • Silver – 2009 (400m free, 100m free, 50m free, 100m back, 200m IM, 34 pt. 4x100m free), 2010 (50m free), 2013 (100m back), 2015 (50m fly, 50m free)
  • Bronze – 2006 (400m free, 100m free, 50m free), 2010 (400m free, 100m free, 200m IM), 2013 (200m IM, 34 pt. 4x100m free), 2015 (100m back, 200m IM)
Personal: Jordan took up swimming in 1998 at age seven. She has paralysis in the left side of her body due to cerebral palsy. Before each race, she visualizes how she want the race to go and practices positive thinking. When she is in the ready room, she listens to Blink-182 and has listened to them in the ready room since the beginning of her Paralympic career. She was named a team captain in 2012, 2014 and 2015....Daughter of Dirk Jordan and Nancy Jordan, has one sister, Mikaela…Hobbies include cooking, volunteering, reading and writing…Substitute teacher for Howard County Public Schools.