National Teams

Para-Swimming Team

Adam Rahier

  • Age 32
  • Height 187.96 cm / 6 ftin
  • Club Surrey Knights Swim Club
  • Coach Reg Shaw
  • Hometown Powell River, BC
  • Residence Surrey, BC
  • Event 100 BR, 200 IM, 100 BK

Adam’s Bio

  • Rahier won silver in the 100-m backstroke and bronze in the 200-m IM at the 2015 Toronto Parapan Am Games. He was also 6th in the 100-m breaststroke.
  • He swam three events at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • He added to his medal collection at the 2015 Speedo Can Am Para-swimming Championships in Toronto by placing second in the 200-metre individual medley and third in both the 100-m backstroke and 100-m breaststroke.
  • Rahier returned home with a perfect medal set from the Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships in 2014. He won the gold medal in the 200-m individual medley in Canadian record time, the silver in the 100- m butterfly and the bronze in the 100-m breaststroke.
  • Rahier raced in three events at the 2013 IPC World Championships in Montreal. His best result was an eighth place finish in the 200-m individual medley.
  • In 2011, Rahier was one of Canada’s top swimmers at the Parapan Am Games earning a gold and two silver medals.
  • He has competed at the world championships, the World Cup and several Can Am championships.
  • He started with the Special Olympics and also with his community swim club in Powell River, B.C
Quick Facts
  • Favourite Website: Facebook
  • Favorite Movie: Enemy Mine
  • Favorite Book: Hatchet
  • Favorite Magazine: B.C. Outdoors
  • Favorite TV Show: Hockey Night in Canada
  • Favorite Actor/Actress: Kevin Costner, Sigourney Weaver
  • Favorite Band: Nickelback
  • Music behind the blocks: Van Halen
  • Other sports: fishing
  • Favourite Place to visit: Costa Rica

Adam’s Personal Bests

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EventCourseTimeDateMeetStatus
50m Breaststroke50mLong Course Swim BC Open
50m Butterfly25mHyack Fall into Finals
50m Butterfly50mSummer Solstice ONE Day Invitational
200m Butterfly50mSummer Solstice ONE Day Invitational
100m Breaststroke25mSwim BC AAA Short Course Age Group Championships
200m Medley25mSwim BC AAA Short Course Age Group Championships
100m Butterfly25mSwim BC AAA Short Course Age Group Championships
200m Breaststroke25mHyack Icebreaker Classic
400m Medley25mHyack Icebreaker Classic
200m Butterfly25mHyack Icebreaker Classic
400m Medley50mCan AM Para-swimming Championships
100m Butterfly Laps50mPan Pacific Para ChampionshipsRELAY
200m Medley50mPan Pacific Para Championships
100m Breaststroke50mPan Pacific Para Championships
100m Butterfly50mPan Pacific Para Championships
200m Freestyle25mSwim BC AAA Short Course Age Group Championships
400m Freestyle25mFall into Finals
50m Backstroke50mSpeedo CAN AM Para-Swimming Championships
200m Breaststroke50mIsland Long Course Invitational
200m Backstroke25mVIR Championships
100m Freestyle50mPan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships
100m Backstroke50mPan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships
200m Freestyle50mPan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships
100m Freestyle Laps50mPan Pacific Para-Swimming ChampionshipsRELAY
200m Backstroke50mSpeedo CAN AM Para-Swimming Championships
50m Freestyle Laps50mLong Course Regional ChampionshipsRELAY
800m Freestyle25mVancouver Island Regional Short Course ChampionshipSPLIT
1500m Freestyle25mVancouver Island Regional Short Course Championship
50m Butterfly Laps25mIsland Pacific CupRELAY
50m Freestyle25mCanada Games
50m Backstroke25mCanada Games
100m Backstroke25mCanada Games
50m Breaststroke25mCanada Games
100m Freestyle25mCanada Games
50m Freestyle50mTAS BC AAA Long Course Championships
50m Freestyle Laps25mVIR Short Course ChampionshipsRELAY
400m Freestyle50mCanadian Swad Open Championships
100m Medley25mTsunami All Level