Name: Gia Pergolini
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 50m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, 200m Freestyle
Classification: S13, SB13, SM13
Height: 5-6
Weight: 115
DOB: 2/3/2004
Birthplace: Atlanta, Ga.
Hometown: Roswell, Ga.
High School: St. Francis High School (Milton, Ga.) ‘23
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – silver (100m back), 5th (100m fly)
  • Years of Participation: 2017, 2019
  • Medals: 2 (2 silver)
  • Silver – 2019 (100m back), 2017 (100m back)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2017 World Para Swimming World Series, Berlin, gold (50m back)
  • 2017 Can Am Para-swimming Championships, gold (50m free, 200m free)
Personal: Pergolini began swimming in 2008 at age four and started competing competitively at age five. Growing up, she played lacrosse, soccer and gymnastics, but swimming was her passion. When she was diagnosed Stargardt’s disease, she decided to drop the other sports and focus on swimming. In 2017, Pergolini set multiple records, including the American and Pan Am record in the S13 100-meter backstroke at the 2017 U.S. Paralympics Swimming World Championships Trials in Colorado Springs, Colorado....Daughter of Bill and Alice Pergolini…Has two brothers, Matthew and David…Hobbies include hanging out with her friends, baking and listening to Ariana Grande.