Name: Becca Meyers
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly, 200m IM, 100m Breaststroke
Classification: S12, SB12, SM12
Height: 5-3
Weight: 124
DOB: 11/20/1994
Birthplace: Baltimore, Md.
Hometown: Baltimore, Md.
High School: Notre Dame Preparatory (Towson, Md.) ‘13
College: Franklin and Marshall ’21, History
Team/Club: Nation’s Capital Swim Club (NCAP)
Coach(es): Bruce Gemmell
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2012, 2016); Six-time medalist (3 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, gold (100m fly, 200m IM, 400m free), silver (100m free), 6th (50m free)
  • London 2012 Paralympic Games, silver (200m IM), bronze (100m free), 5th (50m free)
  • Enters Rio as the current world record holder in seven events (S13 200m free – 2:08.28, S13 400m free – 4:21.66, S13 800m free – 9:32.05, S13 1,500m free – 17:53.90, S13 50m fly – 29.81, SM13 200m IM – 2:24.60, SM13 400m IM – 5:23.60)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – gold (400m free), silver (200m IM), bronze (100m fly, 100m free), 5th (100m breast), 6th (50m free)
  • Years of Participation: 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019
  • Medals: 15 (6 gold, 3 silver, 3 bronze)
  • Gold – 2019 (400m free), 2017 (400m free), 2017 (400m free), 2015 (400m free, 200m IM), 2013 (400m free, 200m IM)
  • Silver – 2019 (200m IM), 2017 (100m fly, 100m free), 2017 (100m fly, 100m free), 2015 (100m fly), 2013 (100m fly, 100m free)
  • Bronze – 2019 (100m fly, 100m free), 2017 (100m breast)
Personal: Meyers began to swim in 2000 at age six in Baltimore, Maryland. She has Usher syndrome and has been deaf since she was born. Since she was young she has used a cochlear implant, an electronic device that allows her to hear. At the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, she was the only deaf athlete on the U.S. Paralympic swim team....Daughter of Wade Mark Meyers and Maria Dachille Meyers…Has a brother, Timothy, and one sister, Elizabeth…Has a seeing eye dog named Birdie...Hobbies include reading, traveling, baking cupcakes, listening to music and hanging out with friends…Won the 2015 Best Female Athlete with a Disability ESPY Award…List South African swimmer Terence Parkin as her idol/hero.