Lucas McCrory

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S7, SB7, SM7

Further personal information

Residence
Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Languages
English
Higher education
Management, Sports Science - Guilford College: Greensboro, NC, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 12.
Why this sport?
He played basketball and football as a boy, but swimming gave him a chance to compete as the other children started growing. "It has given him confidence and helped him to accept who he is," his mother Ana said.
Club / Team
YMCA of the Triangle Area Swim Team [YOTA]: Raleigh, NC, USA
Name of coach
Tom Hazlett [club]

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
United States
Tournament
Pan Pacific Championships
Location
Pasadena, CA, USA

General interest

Hobbies
Sport, fishing, hiking, cooking. (teamusa.org, 26 Jun 2015)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He listens to classical music to relax before a race meet. (teamusa.org, 26 Jun 2015)
Famous relatives
His brother Nick has represented the United States of America in diving, and won bronze at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. His uncle Gordon Downie was also a swimmer and won bronze with the Great Britain 4x200m freestyle relay team at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. (teamusa.org, 13 Aug 2012; usatoday.com, 21 Jul 2012)
Impairment
He was born with hypochondroplasia, and is a person of short stature. (guilfordian.com, 31 Aug 2012; newsobserver.com, 30 July 2012)