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Grover Evans



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
S1, SB1, SM1

Further personal information

Wife, Helen, and two children
Little Rock, AR, USA
Businessperson, Motivational Speaker
Higher education
Nutrition - LaSalle University: Philadelphia, PA, USA

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Believe in yourself." (, 01 May 2011)
His disability is the result of a car crash, which left him a quadriplegic. He was pronounced legally dead twice after the accident. (US Paralympics, 03 Mar 2010)
Other information
He was the oldest member of the United States swimming team at the Paralympic Games in Beijing, 2008. (US Paralympics, 03 Mar 2010)

He was elected to the Jonesboro City Council in 1984, becoming the first African American to do so. He served six terms and served as vice mayor from December 1984 to July 1996. In 1996 he was appointed by Governor Mike Huckabee as Director of Disability Determination for the Social Security Administration for the state of Arkansas. (US Paralympics, 03 Mar 2010)

He holds a doctorate in Nutrition Counselling from LaSalle University, cum laude, as well as a Bachelors degree in Music and Health Education from Arkansas State University. (, 03 Mar 2010)


Unit Date Rank
Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 6
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 6
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final Round 9999
Men's 100 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 6
IPC Swimming World Championships Malta 1994 (Malta, Malta)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB1-2 Final Round 7
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1-2 Heats 10
Men's 100 m Freestyle S1-2 Heats 8
Men's 50 m Freestyle S1-2 Heats 9
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final Round 6