Name: MeiMei White
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 400-meter Freestyle, 200-meter Individual Medley, 100-meter Breaststroke
Classification: S9, SB8, SM9
Height: 5-4
DOB: 1/21/2004
Birthplace: LianYunGang, China
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
High School: Homeschooled
Team/Club: Athens Bulldog Swim Club
Coach(es): Harvey Humpries, Jonathan Foggin
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2020)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 World Para Swimming World Series Indianapolis, 1st (100 breaststroke, 400 freestyle), 3rd (200 individual medley)
  • 2018 World Para Swimming World Series, 3rd (400 freestyle), 5th (100 freestyle), 6th (50 freestyle)
  • 2019 Para Pan American Games, Lima, Peru, 1st (100 breaststroke), 2nd (400 freestyle), 4th (200 individual medley)
Personal: Grew up in Macon, Georgia after being adopted from China at 18 months…Goes by MeiMei, pronounced 'May-May', which was the name given to her by her nannies in China meaning 'beautiful'…Born with proximal femoral focal deficiency of her right leg and has had several surgeries on that leg…An above the knee amputee, she began swimming at age 5 with coach Fred Lamback…After spending five years swimming and training in Orlando, she has been swimming with the Athens Bulldog Swim Club since 2020… Has competed in the UK, Berlin, Singapore, Canada, and Peru…Daughter of Michael and Kelley White…Has one brother, Keegan, and one sister, Mackenzie… Hobbies include traveling, reading, cooking, photography, listening to music, spending time with family, and drawing…Has two black labs, Radar and Yana.