Name: Grace Bristow
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke
Classification: S10, SB9, SM10
Height: 5-5
Weight: 145
DOB: 12/11/2001
Birthplace: Fullerton, Calif.
Hometown: Murrieta, Calif.
High School: Murrieta Mesa High School (Murrieta, Calif.)
Team/Club: Temecula Swim Club
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 World Para Swimming World Series Indianapolis, 2nd (50 freestyle), 4th (100 backstroke), 6th (100 freestyle)
  • 2018 U.S. Paralympics Swimming Para National Championships, 3rd (100 backstroke), 6th (400 freestyle, 50 freestyle)
  • 2017 Can-Am Open, 1st (100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 50 freestyle), 2nd (400 freestyle)
Personal: Grace was born with a condition called Brachial Plexus Palsy in her right arm, which is characterized as paralysis in the arm resulting in minimal range of motion and muscle atrophy. She tried several sports while growing up, but became a swimmer when her physical therapist suggested she try swimming. Grace became involved with U.S. Paralympics Swimming in 2017…Daughter of Stefanie and Randy Bristow…Has one sister, Sarah…Hobbies include writing, reading, painting and yoga.