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Hi, I'm Rebecca Meyers. I like to be called Becca.
I'm a competitive swimmer. In September, I won three gold medals in the Paralympic Games in Rio. I hold the world record in the 100 m butterfly. I also set the world record in the 400 free in Rio. In all, I own 6 world records (100 fly, 200 free, 400 free, 800 free, 1500 free, and 400 IM). I'm additionally a four-time World Championship gold medalist. And I was the recipient of the 2015 ESPY for Best Female Athlete with a Disability as well as the 2016 Trischa L. Zord Award (Best Swimmer with a Disability).
I began swimming in 2000 at the age of six in Baltimore, Maryland. I was born
with Usher syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that left me deaf and that causes progressive vision problems.
I have never let physical disabilities stand between me and my dreams. I am currently a full-time student and history major at Franklin and Marshall University, slated to graduate in 2018.
Some more information about me: I have a guide dog name Birdie (lab-golden mix) who is also my best friend. I love to bake cupcakes. And the pool/water is my happy place where I can go after a long day of listening/navigating the world and be free.
Now's your chance to ask me anything! Please write your questions in the comments section below and I'll answer the questions live on Wednesday, October 26th at 11 am ET.
Rebecca Meyers, who prefers to go by Becca, began swimming in 2000 at the age of six in Baltimore, Maryland. She was born with Usher syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that left her deaf andcauses progressive vision loss. Becca had a breakout debut performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, [...]