Mallory Weggemann

Date of Birth: 
March 26, 1989
Hometown: 
Eagan, MN
Height: 
5' 11"
Sport: 
U.S. Paralympic Swimming
Twitter: 
@MalloryWeggeman

The #1 Ranked Paralympic Swimmer in the World.

2012 U.S. Paralympic team member Mallory Weggemann had her life changed on January 21, 2008. A routine epidural to help treat back pain left the college freshman paralyzed from the waist down. Having been a competitive swimmer since the age of seven, and still coping with her new disability, she found one thing unchanged, her love for swimming. On April 8, 2008, Mallory returned to the pool, and has been breaking National and World records ever since, and is the reigning 50m freestyle Paralympic Champion.

Paralympic Swimming

  • 2012: Paralympic Gold Medalist - 50m Freestyle
  • 2012: Paralympic Bronze Medalist - U.S. Medley Relay Team
  • 15 World Records
  • 34 American records
  • 2011: ESPN ESPY winner – Best Female Athlete with a Disability
  • 2009, 2010 & 2011: USA Swimming Disabled Swimmer of the Year
  • 2009 & 2010: Swimming World Magazine Female Disabled Swimmer of the Year
  • Eight gold medals and one silver medal 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships

The Speaker

From Disaster to Triumph: An inspirational story of perseverance, overcoming obstacles & a gold medal winning performance. As a exceptional speaker and motivator, Mallory is sought out by all organizations, from schools to conferences to fortune 500 companies to inspire.

         •  Overcoming Obstacles

         •  Life Altering Changes

         •  Motivation

         •  Commitment & Dedication

         •  Life Perspetive

         •  Personal Story

         •  Goal Setting

         •  Following Your Dreams

         •  Inspiration