Curtis Lovejoy

Curtis Lovejoy

Curtis Lovejoy is a multi-sport Paralympian (swimming and fencing) who has participated in five Paralympic Games from 1996-2012. Lovejoy began swimming at age 29 after a car accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. After just a year and a half, Lovejoy began breaking records in the pool. Since the start of Lovejoy’s Paralympic experience, he has won 4 gold medals, 2 silver medals, and 1 bronze medal in swimming at the Games. Lovejoy has represented the United States in 5 swimming World Championships from 1994-2010. In 2000, Lovejoy was named Male Athlete of the Year prior to the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games.

Lovejoy not only continues to compete, but also helps coach the Shepherd Sharks.

Career Highlights

  • 2012 USA Paralympic Team
  • 2008 USA Paralympic Team
  • 2004 USA Paralympic Team silver, and bronze medalist
  • 2000 USA Paralympic Team 2x gold medalist
  • 1996 USA Paralympic Team 2x gold and silver medalist
  • 2010 World Championships 3x gold, silver, and bronze medalist
  • 2006 World Championships 2x gold, 2x silver, 2x bronze medalist
  • 2002 World Championships 3x gold and 2x silver medalist
  • 1998 World Championships 3x gold and 2x silver medalist
  • 1994 World Championships 3x gold medalist
  • Paralympic, World, American, and Pan-Am Record holder

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