National Teams

Para-Swimming Team

James Leroux

  • Age 26
  • Height 175.26 cm / 5 ftin
  • Club High Performance Centre – Québec
  • Coach Simon Deguire & Marie Bergeron
  • Previous Coaches Emmanuel Verge, Mike Thompson, Jeremy Bruggeman
  • Hometown Repentigny, QC
  • Residence Repentigny, QC
  • Event 100 BR

National Team Highlights

EventFinalist
Manchester 2023 World Para Swimming Championships2
Madeira 2022 World Para Swimming Championships12
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games1
London 2019 World Para Swimming Championships11
Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games112

James’s Bio

  • Leroux was a part of the mixed 4×100-metre medley relay which set a Canadian record in the event with a time of 4:42.32, placing seventh at the Manchester 2023 Para World Swimming Championships.
  • In his individual events at the 2023 Para Swimming Championships in Manchester, he placed fifth in the 100-metre breaststroke.
  • At the 2023 Bell Canadian Swimming Trials in Toronto, Leroux claimed multi-class gold in the men’s 100-m breaststroke. His performance qualified him for the 2023 World Para Swimming Championships team in Manchester, England.
  • At the Madeira 2022 World Para Swimming Championships, Leroux earned bronze in the 100-m breaststroke SB9. He was also a member of the mixed 4×100-m medley 34 points relay that placed 8th and broke the Canadian record.
  • At the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, James Leroux finished sixth in the men’s 100-m breaststroke SB9.
  • At the London 2019 World Para Swimming Championships, Leroux made the most of his lone event of the competition, claiming his first career medal at worlds, silver in the 100-m breaststroke SB9, in Canadian and Americas record time. Thanks to his performance, he was nominated to the Canadian Paralympic Committee to represent the country at Tokyo 2020.
  • At the 2019 Canadian Swimming Trials in Toronto, Leroux broke his own SB9 Canadian record to win the men’s multi-class 100-m breaststroke.
  • At the 2022 Bell Canadian Swimming Trials, Leroux earned silver in the 100-m breaststroke multi-class to qualify for the World Para Swimming Championships.
  • Leroux was Swimming Canada’s co-winner of the Male Para-Swimmer of the year in 2019.
  • At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Leroux made the finals of the 100-m breaststroke, where he finished 7th in Canadian record time.
  • He contributed to a Canadian record in the 34pts 4×100-m medley relay, which finished 7th.
  • Leroux was third in the multi-class 100-m breaststroke at the 2016 Olympic & Para-swimming Trials, with a time that ranked ninth in the world in the S9 class to qualify for his first Paralympic Games.
  • Leroux won gold in the 100-m breaststroke and was part of the 4×100-m medley relay team that was second at the 2015 Parapan Am Games.
  • Finished 7th in the 100-m breaststroke at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. He was a member of the 4×100-m medley relay that set a Canadian record.
  • At the 2015 Speedo Can Am Para-swimming Championships Leroux won the SB9 100-metre breaststroke.
  • At the 2014 Can Ams, Leroux won gold in the 50-m backstroke, freestyle and breaststroke plus the 100-m freestyle. He was second in the 50-m and 200-m breaststroke.
Quick Facts
  • Instagram: @james_leroux
  • Favourite TV Show: Game of Thrones
  • Favourite Place to visit: Thailand
  • Guilty Pleasure: McDonald’s

James’s Personal Bests

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EventCourseTimeDateMeetStatusRecordsMasters
50m Freestyle Laps25mCoupe universitaire 1RELAY
50m Breaststroke50m37. Internationale Deutsche Meisterschaften---
50m Freestyle50mCanadian Trials
100m Butterfly50mCanadian Trials
50m Breaststroke25mCoupe du Quebec Senior---
100m Freestyle25mCoupe du Quebec Senior
50m Freestyle25mCoupe du Quebec Senior
50m Butterfly25mCoupe du Quebec Senior
100m Butterfly25mCoupe du Quebec Senior
50m Butterfly50mInternationale Deutsche Para Meisterschaften
100m Medley25mNeptune International de Noel 25m
100m Breaststroke50mWorld Para Swimming Championships---
100m Breaststroke25mSwim International
100m Freestyle Laps25mInvitation provinciale Neptune 12 ans et moins 13 ans et plus Centre sportif du Parc OlympiqueRELAY
50m Backstroke50mChampionnat provincial AA-AAA junior et senior
400m Freestyle50mInvitation A-AA-AAA CS Parc Olympique
200m Backstroke50mInvitation A-AA-AAA CS Parc Olympique
800m Freestyle50mInvitation A-AA-AAA CS Parc Olympique
100m Backstroke25mFestival par equipe - Section 3
100m Backstroke50mFestival par equipe - Section 3
200m Freestyle25mFestival par equipe - Section 3
200m Freestyle50mFestival par equipe - Section 3
50m Freestyle Laps50mFestival par equipe - Section 3RELAY
100m Freestyle50mCanadian Para-swimming Trials
100m Freestyle Laps50mSpeedo Eastern Canadian OpenRELAY1
200m Breaststroke25mDerni?re Chance 2016 - A / AA / AAA
800m Freestyle25mInvitation UdeMontreal A-AA-AAA
200m Freestyle Laps50mCoupe Canada / Coupe Quebec 2014 (A Claude-Robillard)RELAY
50m Backstroke25mBBQ groupe d'age
200m Backstroke25mLaurentides Laval et Lanaudiere - Finale regionale des Jeux du Quebec
50m Breaststroke Laps50mSection 2 - Festival par equipeRELAY
400m Medley25mSection 2 - Festival par equipe
200m Medley50mSection 2 - Festival par equipe
200m Breaststroke50mCanAm
200m Medley25mChampionnat provincial Junior et Senior d'hiver
200m Freestyle Laps25mInvitation Pointe-Claire Provincial 2RELAY
400m Freestyle25mFinale regionale
100m Butterfly Laps50mFestival provincial par equipe - Section 2RELAY
200m Butterfly25mFinale regionale des Jeux du Quebec - Lanaudiere
400m Medley50mInvitation Challenge P1-P2
200m Butterfly50mInvitation Challenge P1-P2
1500m Freestyle25mSection 2 - Championnat par equipe
50m Butterfly Laps50mSection 2 - Championnat par equipeRELAY
50m Butterfly Laps25mSection 2 - Champ. provincial par equipeRELAY