Name: Julia Gaffney
Event(s): 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke
Classification: S7, SB6, SM7
Height: 5-3
Weight: 100
DOB: 5/1/2000
Birthplace: Russia
Hometown: Mayflower, Ark.
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – gold (200m IM), silver (50m fly), 4th (100m back, 400m free), 7th (100m free)
  • Years of Participation: 2017, 2019
  • Medals: 8 (1 gold, 6 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Gold – 2019 (200m IM)
  • Silver – 2019 (50m fly), 2017 (100m breast, 100m back, 400m free, 50m free, 200m IM)
  • Bronze – 2017 (100m free)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2017 World Para Swimming World Series, Indianapolis, gold (50m free), silver (100m breast, 100m free)
Personal: Gaffney has been swimming competitively since 2015 and has quickly made a name for herself on the national and international stages of competition. She was born as a double leg amputee; her right leg is amputated above the knee and her left leg is amputated below the knee. ...Has one sister and four brothers…Hobbies include fishing and reading books.