Name: Evan Austin
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 100-meter Freestyle, 400-meter Freestyle, 100-meter Breaststroke, 100-meter Butterfly, 200-meter Individual Medley
Classification: S7, SB6, SM7
Height: 6-1
DOB: 9/10/1992
Birthplace: Terre Haute, Ind.
Hometown: Terre Haute, Ind.
High School: Terre Haute South Vigo High School (Terre Haute, Ind.), ‘11
College: Indiana State University ‘15, Public Communications
Team/Club: United States Resident Team
Coach(es): Nathan Manley
Paralympic Experience
  • Three-time Paralympian (2012, 2016, 2020), two-time Paralympic medalist (1 gold, 1bronze)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, Bronze (400-meter freestyle), 5th (200-meter Individual Medley), gold (50-meter butterfly)
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, 6th (34 pt. 4x100-meter freestyle relay, 34 pt. 4x100-meter medley relay), 8th (100-meter butterfly, 100-meter breaststroke)
  • Paralympic Games London 2012, 6th (100-meter breaststroke, 34 pt. 4x100-meter freestyle)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – gold (50-meter butterfly), 5th (100-meter breaststroke), 6th (200-meter individual medley), 7th (400-meter freestyle)
  • Years of Participation: 2019
  • Medals: 1 (1 gold)
  • Gold – 2019 (50-meter butterfly)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2015 CanAm Para Swimming Championships, gold (100m breast), bronze (50m free), 4th (200m IM)
  • 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, silver (100m fly, 100m breast, 34 pt. 4x100m medley), bronze (50m free, 100m free, 34 pt. 4x100m free), 4th (200m IM)
  • 2014 CanAm Para Swimming Championships, gold (100m breast, 100m fly), silver (100m free, 200m IM), bronze (50m free), 4th (400m free)
Personal: Began swimming at age 11...He has spastic paraplegia...The Sycamore alum made his senior international debut at the London Games...He took time away from swimming following the 2012 Paralympic Games in London and returned to training in late 2013...He has served as an assistant swimming coach at Terre Haute South High School...Son of Eric and Nola Austin...Has one older brother, Adam...Member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity...Nickname is EA Swim