Posegay, who has coached Meyers for three years at North Baltimore Aquatic Club, said her talents are such that she'd rank in the top 10 to 15 percent of all competitive swimmers.
"Her times drop every year," Posegay said. "If Becca chose to swim another five years, she could probably make the able-bodied Olympic Trials" in 2020.
Already, Meyers has a tattoo of the five Olympic rings, in color, on her back. And while the pool is her springboard to success, it is also a haven for a woman whose goal is simply to be like everyone else.
"The water is the one place where I can go and be free," she said. "While training, I fit in perfectly. I'm not singled out, and everything is OK. I can forget my disabilities and, for once, feel normal."
Profoundly deaf at birth, she wears cochlear implants, electronic devices that allow her to hear on land but not in the pool. And while her eyesight is failing, Meyers can still see objects straight ahead, though little else.
"It's like looking at life through two straws," she said.
Meyers also struggles with loss of balance, yet another aspect of Usher syndrome.
"I wobble a bit and keep my feet spread apart to be stable," she said. "Climbing steps, I have to hold on to something."
Twice, during swim workouts, she has butted heads with teammates. The first time, at Notre Dame Prep, sidelined Meyers for three months with torn ligaments in her neck. Don't ask how often she has rammed the wall of a pool.
On land, she uses a cane. Last winter, while attending Franklin & Marshall, she suffered a concussion after walking into a pole while leaving a night class on campus. She missed three days of school.
"That was the last straw," said Meyers, who vowed to get a guide dog. Later this month, she'll select one at The Seeing Eye in Morristown, N.J. She has already ordered the dog's collar, which will have — no surprise — those interlocking Olympic rings.
"Everyone faces challenges, but Becca has always been one to make lemonade out of lemons," her mother, Maria Meyers, said. "She's driven to do things a million miles an hour. She didn't walk until she was 18 months old, and then she fell down a lot. But from the second she could walk, she was gone."