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Tucker Dupree

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Residence
Chicago, IL, USA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
United States Naval Academy: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2004, and took up Para swimming in 2007 at the Governor Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh, NC, United States of America.
Why this sport?
He would always go to the pool to watch his older sister's swimming practices, so her coach convinced him to get into the pool and try the sport for himself.
Club / Team
New Trier Swim Club: Chicago, IL, USA
Name of coach
Alexis Keto [club], USA
Training Regime
He trains four hours a day, six days a week, including swimming, lifting weights, and spin classes.

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
United States
Location
Vancouver, BC, CAN

General interest

Hobbies
Playing the piano, listening to music, travelling, cooking. (tuckerdupree.com, 31 Jul 2015; Facebook page, 22 Apr 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two bronze medals and a silver at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (tuckerdupree.com, 31 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (tuckerdupree.com, 31 Jul 2015)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He collects swimming caps from all the places he travels to for competitions. (tuckerdupree.com, 02 Mar 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I am able to do more without vision than I ever would have ever dreamed of doing with it." (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 12 May 2016)
Awards and honours
He won the 2011 Roger McCarville Male Athlete of the Year Award from the Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame. (tuckerdupree.com, 19 Nov 2013)

He received the 2008 Greater Raleigh Sports Council Courage of Character Award. (tuckerdupree.com, 19 Nov 2013)

He was awarded the 2007 Winston Salem YMCA [WSY] Andy Craver Determination Award from North Carolina Swimming in the United States of America. (teamusa.org, 02 Mar 2010)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy in 2006, and lost 80% of his vision over the following six months. (newsobserver.com, 24 Jul 2009; swimmingworldmagazine.com, 12 May 2016)
Other information
OTHER STUDIES
He has also studied an online degree in communications and marketing from DeVry University in the, United States of America. (teamusa.org, 26 Feb 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final Round 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 7
Men's 400 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heat 1 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 2 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final Round 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 1 3
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 1 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final Round 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 1 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2012-08-30 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 2012-08-30 5
Men's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heat 2 2012-09-02 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final Round 2012-09-02 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 2012-09-04 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2012-09-04 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final Round 2012-09-05 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 1 2012-09-05 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 2012-09-07 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2012-09-07 1
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2013-08-12 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2013-08-12 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heat 2 2013-08-13 8
Men's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final 1 2013-08-13 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2013-08-15 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2013-08-15 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final 1 2013-08-17 2
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 2 2015-07-15 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final 1 2015-07-15 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2015-07-18 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2015-07-18 6
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 2 2016-09-08 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final Round 2016-09-08 8
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 2 2016-09-14 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final Round 2016-09-14 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2016-09-17 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 2016-09-17 5
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 1 2017-12-02 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final 1 2017-12-02 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2017-12-05 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2017-12-05 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2017-12-07 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2017-12-07 2