National Teams

Para-Swimming Team

Katarina Roxon

  • Age 31
  • Height 160.02 cm / 5 ftin
  • Club Aqua Aces Swim Club
  • Coach Leonard Roxon
  • Hometown Kippens, NL
  • Residence Kippens, NL
  • Event 100 FR, 400 FR, 100 BR, 100 BK, 100 FL, 200 IM

National Team Highlights

Manchester 2023 World Para Swimming Champioships11
Madeira 2022 World Para Swimming Championships14
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games12
Cairns 2018 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships1114
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games12
Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games1327
Pasadena 2014 Pan Pacific Para Championships1124
London 2012 Paralympic Games1

Katarina’s Bio

  • At the 2023 Para Swimming Championships in Manchester, Roxon secured the bronze medal in the 100-metre breaststroke SB8 event.
  • At the 2023 Bell Canadian Swimming Trials in Toronto, Roxon earned multi-class bronze in the women’s 100-m breaststroke. Her performance qualified her for the 2023 World Para Swimming Championships team in Manchester, England.
  • At the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Roxon was a member of the women’s 4×100-m freestyle relay (34 points) that captured bronze. Roxon finished fourth in the 100-m breaststroke SB8, 10th in the 200-m individual medley SM9 and 17th in the 100-m freestyle S9. Roxon also swam breaststroke in the women’s 4×100-m medley team that was disqualified in the final.
  • At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games – her third – Roxon brought home her first Paralympic medal, a gold in the 100-m breaststroke in Canadian record time.
  • She also made the finals in the 200-m individual medley where she finished in 7th and Roxon also swam in the 400-m freestyle (11th), 100-m freestyle (14th) and 100-m butterfly (16th).
  • She contributed to 5th-place finishes in the 4×100-m medley relay and 34pts 4×100-m freestyle relay, both in Canadian record time.
  • At the 2018 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships, Roxon won gold in the 100-m breaststroke SB8, silver in the 200-m individual medley SM9 and was a member of the 4×100 freestyle relay that brought home bronze.
  • At the London 2019 World Para Swimming Championships, Roxon achieved her best result in her fifth career appearance at worlds, a silver medal in the 100-m breaststroke SB8, and also claimed bronze in the 4×100-m freestyle relay 34 points. She also reached the final in the 200-m individual medley SM9 (7th), placed 10th in the 100-m freestyle S9, and helped the 4×100-m medley relay 34 points to a fourth-place finish. Thanks to her performance in the 100-m breaststroke, she was nominated to the Canadian Paralympic Committee to represent the country at Tokyo 2020.
  • At her sixth world championships in Madeira, Roxon earned bronze in the 100-m breaststroke SB8. Individually, Roxon placed 6th in both the 200-m individual medley SM9 and the 50-m freestyle S9, where she broke the Canadian record. She also placed 8th in the 100-m freestyle S9 and 9th in the 100-m backstroke S9. Roxon was a member of the mixed 4×100-m medley 34 points relay that placed 8th and broke the Canadian record.
  • Roxon finished 6th in the 200-m individual medley SM9 and 7th in the 100-m freestyle S9 at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

  • At the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Roxon finished sixth in the S9 100-m freestyle and SB9 100-m breaststroke. Roxon also placed eighth in the SM10 200-m individual medley.
  • Roxon captured silver in the 100-m breaststroke multi-class and earned bronze in the 100-m freestyle multi-class at the 2022 Bell Canadian Swimming Trials. Her performances qualified her for the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships and Commonwealth Games.
  • At the 2019 Canadian Swimming Trials in Toronto, Roxon picked up multi-class silver medals in the 100-m freestyle and 200-m individual medley.
  • Roxon won six medals at the 2015 Parapan Am Games Toronto: Gold in the 100-m breaststroke, silver in the 50-m freestyle, 400-m freestyle and 200-m IM, and bronze in the 100-m backstroke and 100-m freestyle.
  • She won bronze and set a Canadian record in the SB8 100-m breaststroke at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships.
  • Roxon successfully defended her 100-m breaststroke title at the 2014 Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships in Pasadena, Calif. She also won a silver in the 200-m individual medley.
  • At the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships Montreal, Roxon helped Canada to silver in the women’s 4×100-m freestyle relay. Roxon placed fourth in the 100-m breaststroke with a Canadian record.
  • Born with her left arm missing below her elbow, she got involved in swimming at age five because her parents thought that swimming was an essential skill to learn.
  • She has competed in numerous other international meets, including 4 world championships, the 2007 Parapan Am Games, 2010, 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games and 2011, 2014 and 2018 Para Pan Pacs.
Quick Facts
  • Twitter: @Katarina_Roxon
  • Instagram: @katarinaroxon
  • Favourite movie: Deadpool
  • Favourite author: Nicholas Sparks
  • Favourite TV show: Friends, The Good Doctor
  • Music behind the blocks: Modern classical (violin)
  • Other sports: Track and field
  • Favourite places to visit: Australia

Katarina’s Personal Bests

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100m Medley25mWestern Trick or Treat Meet---
50m Backstroke25mWestern Trick or Treat Meet---
50m Freestyle50mWorld Para Championships---
100m Backstroke25mGLSC Spring Invitational
100m Breaststroke25mGLSC Spring Invitational---
100m Backstroke50mCanadian Swimming Trials
100m Freestyle Laps50mParalympic GamesRELAY
200m Breaststroke25mLeap for Champs---
50m Breaststroke25mLeap for Champs---
200m Backstroke50mWinter LCM Invitational
800m Freestyle50mWinter LCM Invitational
50m Backstroke50mSummer Classic Invitational
200m Backstroke25mSummer Classic Invitational
400m Freestyle25mAustralian Short Course Championships
100m Freestyle25mProvincial Junior Invitational Meet West
100m Freestyle50mPara-Swimming Canadian Open
50m Butterfly50mCanadian Championships1
200m Breaststroke50mNL Provincial Championships---
200m Freestyle50mWinter Tune Up
100m Breaststroke50mParalympic Games---
200m Medley50mParalympic Games
100m Breaststroke Laps50mTime TrialsRELAY
200m Butterfly50mCan Am Para-swimming Championships
50m Breaststroke50mSwim NL Long Course Championships---
100m Butterfly50mCanadian Para-swimming Trials
50m Butterfly25mSNL Short Course Championships---
200m Freestyle25mSNL Short Course Championships
800m Freestyle25mSNL Short Course ChampionshipsSPLIT
1500m Freestyle25mSNL Short Course Championships---
400m Freestyle50mParapan American Games
400m Medley25mTime Trials
200m Medley25mEast Coast Short Course Championship---
200m Butterfly25mEast Coast Short Course Championship---
100m Butterfly Laps25mProvincial Invitational Meet WestRELAY
100m Butterfly Laps50mPan Pacific Para ChampionshipsRELAY
100m Breaststroke Laps25mProvincial Performance Meet WestRELAY
100m Freestyle Laps25mProvincial Performance Meet WestRELAY
50m Freestyle Laps25mBluefins Provincial Performance InvitationalRELAY
1500m Freestyle50mU.S. Paralympics Spring CanAm---
100m Butterfly25mShort Course Championships
50m Butterfly Laps25mProvincial Satellite WestRELAY
50m Breaststroke Laps25mProvincial Satellite WestRELAY
50m Freestyle25mFallClassic
400m Medley50mLc Champsionships