- This veteran Para-athlete competed in his first Parapan Am Games in 2015 in Toronto where he reached five finals and was 5th in the 100-m breaststroke and 200-m IM.
- Patterson had two second-place finishes at the 2015 Speedo Can Am Para-swimming Championships
in the 200-metre individual medley and 100-m breaststroke.
- Patterson made his fourth appearance at the Paralympic Games in 2012 but his first as a swimmer. He competed in the 100-m breaststroke and reached the final placing eighth.
- The 2012 season was also highlighted with Canadian record times in both the 50-m and 100-m breaststrokes heading into the Games.
- A year later in 2013 at the IPC World Championships in Montreal, Patterson broke his Canadian record
in the 100-m breaststroke. He ranked ninth overall, missing a spot in the final by one spot.
- Also a triathlete, Patterson decided to pursue a spot on the team in 2011 and delivered sparkling times and results including two bronze at the Pan Pacific Para- swimming Championships .
- In 2002, he won a bronze medal in the giant slalom in alpine skiing at the Salt Lake City Games and in Torino, Italy four years later he was once again on the alpine ski team.
- In 1988, he competed in track and field at the Games in Seoul.
- Patterson is a double leg amputee injured at age 20 in a factory accident in 1982.
- Part of a six-person Para-swimming team that was the first to swim across the English Channel.
- Favourite Movie: Mad Max, Pulp Fiction
- Favourite TV Show: Game of Thrones
- Favourite Band: Zappa
- Other Sport: Skiing
- Favourite Superhero: Hulk
- Favourite place to visit: Hawaii
- Guilty Pleasure: Sweets
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