National Teams

Para-Swimming Team

Valérie Drapeau

  • Age 35
  • Height 162.56 cm / 5 ftin
  • Club Natation Para-Performance
  • Coach Claude Picard
  • Hometown Longueuil, QC
  • Residence Longueuil, QC
  • Event 50 FR, 100 FR, 200 FR, 50 BK, 50 FL, 200 IM

Valérie’s Bio

  • Swam seven events at the 2015 Toronto Parapan Am Games, where she won bronze in the 4×50-m 20-point freestyle relay.
  • At the 2015 Speedo Can Am Para-swimming Championships she was second in the 100-m breaststroke plus recorded third-place finishes in the 50-m and 100-m freestyle.
  • Made her Paralympic Games debut in impressive style posting personal best times in the 100-m breaststroke and the 200-m freestyle in London in 2012. She placed 11th and 13th overall in those races.
  • At the 2013 IPC World Championships in Montreal, Drapeau broke her own national record twice in the 100-m breaststroke, finishing in sixth spot.
  • She made her first big international impact at the 2011 Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships in Edmonton. Drapeau won the silver medal in the 100-m breaststroke and was also fourth in the 50-m backstroke seventh in the 200-m freestyle and ninth in the 100 freestyle.
  • Her impairment is ataxia, a neurological disease which affects the nervous system and causes difficulties in the coordination of voluntary movements.
Quick Facts
  • Favorite magazine: 7 Jours
  • Favorite TV Show: Star Académie
  • Favorite movie: De père en flic
  • Favorite band: Black Eyed Peas
  • Favorite restaurant: Tim Horton’s
  • Pre-race meal: Pasta
  • Other sports: Cycling
  • Superhero: Grandfather
  • Place to visit: Mont-Tremblant

Valérie’s Personal Bests

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EventCourseTimeDateMeet
100m Butterfly25mNeptune International (CSPO 25m)
50m Butterfly25mCSLA Invitation 13 ans et plus
100m Medley25mCSLA Invitation 13 ans et plus
200m Butterfly25mCSLA Invitation 13 ans et plus
800m Freestyle25mCSLA Invitation 13 ans et plus
400m Freestyle25mInvitation Neptune de Noel avec finales - CSPO
200m Breaststroke25mInvitation Neptune de Noel avec finales - CSPO
100m Backstroke25mInvitation Neptune de Noel avec finales - CSPO
200m Medley50mCoupe du Quebec Ete
100m Freestyle25mBBQ Torpille Provincial A
200m Medley25mBBQ Torpille Provincial A
50m Breaststroke50mInvitation provinciale Centre sportif du Parc Olympique
100m Breaststroke50mCan Am Para Championships
200m Breaststroke50mCan Am Para Championships
200m Freestyle25mInvitation provincial 11 ans et plus finales le samedi et bourses
50m Butterfly50mCan Am Para-swimming Championships
50m Freestyle50mChampionnat provincial AAA groupe d'age et paranatation d'ete
400m Freestyle50mChampionnat provincial AAA groupe d'age et paranatation d'ete
100m Freestyle50m41e Coupe du Quebec
100m Butterfly50mInvitation A-AA-AAA Centre Claude Robillard
100m Breaststroke25mChamp. provincial Aquam Paranatation Hiver
50m Breaststroke25mChamp. provincial Aquam Paranatation Hiver
50m Freestyle25mChamp. provincial Aquam Paranatation Hiver
50m Backstroke50mCoupe Quebec
50m Backstroke25mChampionnat provincial de paranatation AQUAM
200m Backstroke25mInvitation Groupe d'age P1-P2
25m Butterfly25m3e Challenge ARLPHL
100m Backstroke50mSpeedo CAN AM Para-Swimming Championships
200m Backstroke50mSpeedo CAN AM Para-Swimming Championships
200m Freestyle50mPara-swimming World Challenge