National Teams

Para-Swimming Team

Chris Sergeant-Tsonos

  • Age 27
  • Height 160 cm / 5 ftin
  • Club Kingston Y Penguins Aquatic Club
  • Coach Vicki Keith
  • Hometown Kingston, ON
  • Residence Kingston, ON
  • Event 50 FR, 100 FR, 100 BR, 100 BK, 200 IM

Chris’s Bio

  • He won bronze in the 50-m freestyle at the 2015 Toronto Parapan Am Games.
  • Chris Sergeant-Tsonos enjoyed his first experience in a major championships at home, competing in three events at the 2013 IPC World Championships in Montreal. The highlight was an eighth place finish in the 50-m freestyle.
  • He earned himself a chance at another home games after qualifying for the Parapan Am Games team at the 2015 Speedo Can Am Para-swimming Championships, where he was second in the 50-metre freestyle and third in the 100-m backstroke.
  • Sergeant-Tsonos was a member of Canada’s team at the 2011 Parapan Am Games in Guadalajara. He won the silver medal in the 100-metre backstroke and bronze in the 50-m freestyle and competed in nine events overall making him one of Canada’s busiest athletes at the Games. That 100-m backstroke medal was all the more amazing considering he only started the event in 2010 but it quickly emerged as his prime event.
  • Sergeant-Tsonos has cerebral palsy.
  • He started swimming at age 10 because he was interested in competing in triathlons.
Quick Facts
  • Twitter: @ChrisTsonos
  • Favourite movie: Superbad
  • Favourite book: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Favourite magazine: Sports Illustrated
  • Favourite TV Show: Dexter
  • Favourite Actor/Actress: Mark Wahlberg
  • Favourite band: Theory of a Deadman
  • Favourite music behind the blocks: Rap
  • Favourite restaurant: Subway
  • Other sports: Basketball
  • Place to visit: Florida

Chris’s Personal Bests

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EventCourseTimeDateMeetStatus
25m Freestyle25mY Penguins Big Chill
100m Freestyle Laps50mUS Paralympics Swimming 2015 Can-Am OpenRELAY
100m Breaststroke50mParapan American Games
100m Medley25mMay Wind-up Qualifier
50m Butterfly25mMay Wind-up Qualifier
100m Breaststroke25mOntario Age Group Championships
25m Backstroke25mY Penguins Big Chill
50m Breaststroke25mEastern Ontario Regional SC Championship
400m Freestyle50mCan Am Championships
200m Freestyle25mKSSC Distance and development meet
200m Freestyle50mOntario Provincial Championships
50m Freestyle50mU.S. Paralympics Spring CanAm
100m Butterfly50mU.S. Paralympics Spring CanAm
50m Backstroke50mU.S. Paralympics Spring CanAm
100m Freestyle50mU.S. Paralympics Spring CanAm
50m Backstroke25mOntario Age Group Championships
200m Medley25mOntario Age Group Championships
100m Freestyle25mOntario Age Group Championships
50m Freestyle25mOntario Age Group Championships
50m Butterfly50mSpeedo CAN AM Para-Swimming Championships
200m Backstroke25mDefi Sportif
100m Backstroke25mDefi Sportif
100m Butterfly25mDefi Sportif
400m Freestyle25mDefi Sportif
100m Backstroke50mCanadian Olympic & Paralympic Swimming Trials
50m Breaststroke50mInvitation interprovinciale prov. developpement
200m Medley50mSpring CAN AM
200m Backstroke50mSpeedo Para-Swimming
400m Medley25mSeason Finale
1500m Freestyle25m2009 Kssc Season Finale
800m Freestyle25m2009 Kssc Season FinaleSPLIT
200m Breaststroke25mCornwall Sea Lions Christmas Invitational
50m Freestyle Laps25mDefi sportif - Camp nationalRELAY
200m Breaststroke50mCanadian Swad Open Championships
25m Butterfly25mNorac Spring Invitational