Name: Joey Peppersack
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 50-meter Freestyle, 100-meter Freestyle, 100-meter Breaststroke, 100-meter Backstroke
Classification: S8, SB7, SM7
Height: 5-9
DOB: 3/12/1999
Birthplace: Richmond, Va.
Hometown: Hopewell, Va.
High School: Homeschooled
College: University of Mary Washington (Fredericksburg, Va.) '21, Economics
Team/Club: NOVA South
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2020)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, 7th (100-meter backstroke)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 World Para Swimming World Series Indianapolis, 2nd (100-meter freestyle, 100-meter backstroke), 3rd (400-meter freestyle), 4th (100-meter breaststroke)
  • 2018 World Para Swimming World Series Indianapolis, 2nd (100-meter backstroke, 50-meter freestyle), 3rd (100-meter freestyle)
  • 2017 Can-Am Open, 1st (50-meter freestyle, 100-meter backstroke, 100-meter freestyle)
Personal: Born with a condition known as tibial hemimelia, resulting in the amputation of his right leg when he was four years old...Began swimming at age 9 and was named Virginia's Disability Swimmer of the Year in 2014...Swims at the University of Mary Washington...Son of Sandy and Jody Peppersack...Hobbies include playing the electric guitar, video games, and listening to music.