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Becca Meyers, Paralympic swimmer

Becca Meyers of the United States competes in the 200m Individual Medley finals during day 3 of the 2021 U.S. Paralympic Swimming Trials at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on June 19, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
(Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Becca Meyers, Paralympic swimmer

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Timonium’s Becca Meyers, a three-time swimming gold medalist, said she was disappointed and angry that U.S. Olympic officials have not found a way to accommodate her after months of requests but said she’s determined to stand up for the rights of future Paralympians.
2021 U.S. Paralympic Trials - Day 3
Becca Meyers of the United States competes in the 200m Individual Medley finals during day 3 of the 2021 U.S. Paralympic Swimming Trials at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on June 19, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Becca Meyers of the United States competes in the 200m Individual Medley finals during day 3 of the 2021 U.S. Paralympic Swimming Trials at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on June 19, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Becca Meyers in 2012
Becca Meyers, 17, of Timonium swims for a photo at Meadowbrook Pool in Baltimore, MD on Thursday, June 28, 2012. She is a U.S. Paralympic swimmer.
Becca Meyers, 17, of Timonium swims for a photo at Meadowbrook Pool in Baltimore, MD on Thursday, June 28, 2012. She is a U.S. Paralympic swimmer. (Jen Rynda/Baltimore Sun Media Group)
2021 U.S. Paralympic Trials - Day 3
Becca Meyers of the United States competes in the 200m Individual Medley finals during day 3 of the 2021 U.S. Paralympic Swimming Trials at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on June 19, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Becca Meyers of the United States competes in the 200m Individual Medley finals during day 3 of the 2021 U.S. Paralympic Swimming Trials at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on June 19, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Becca Meyers
Becca Meyers celebrates winning the gold medal in the women's 200m individual medley - SM13 Final at the Paralympic Games on Sept. 10, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro.
Becca Meyers celebrates winning the gold medal in the women's 200m individual medley - SM13 Final at the Paralympic Games on Sept. 10, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro. (Buda Mendes / Getty Images)
TYR Pro Swim Series at Bloomington
Becca Mann competes in the 400 IM on Day Three of the TYR Pro Swim Series at Bloomington at Counsilman Billingsley Aquatics Center on May 18, 2019 in Bloomington, Indiana.
Becca Mann competes in the 400 IM on Day Three of the TYR Pro Swim Series at Bloomington at Counsilman Billingsley Aquatics Center on May 18, 2019 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Maddie Meyer/Getty)
Becca Meyers in 2011
Notre Dame Prep swimmer Becca Meyers is profoundly deaf and losing her vision due to Usher Syndrome but is still a strong club and prep swimmer. She won a bronze medal at the Deaflympics in Taipei two years ago and will swim in the deaf world championships in Portugal this summer.
Notre Dame Prep swimmer Becca Meyers is profoundly deaf and losing her vision due to Usher Syndrome but is still a strong club and prep swimmer. She won a bronze medal at the Deaflympics in Taipei two years ago and will swim in the deaf world championships in Portugal this summer. (Gene Sweeney Jr./Baltimore Sun)
Becca Meyers in 2011
Notre Dame Prep swimmer Becca Meyers is profoundly deaf and losing her vision due to Usher Syndrome but is still a strong club and prep swimmer. She uses Cochlear implants in both ears to hear, (shown holding one). She won a bronze medal at the Deaflympics in Taipei two years ago and will swim in the deaf world championships in Portugal this summer.
Notre Dame Prep swimmer Becca Meyers is profoundly deaf and losing her vision due to Usher Syndrome but is still a strong club and prep swimmer. She uses Cochlear implants in both ears to hear, (shown holding one). She won a bronze medal at the Deaflympics in Taipei two years ago and will swim in the deaf world championships in Portugal this summer. (Gene Sweeney Jr./Baltimore Sun)
Becca Meyers
Becca Meyers, para-swimmer, competes at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glascow, Scotland.
Becca Meyers, para-swimmer, competes at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glascow, Scotland. (handout)
Becca Meyers, Michael Phelps
Following a session of photos for friends, Becca Meyers from Timonium still kneels, while her seeing eye dog Birdie gets attention from Michael Phelps during NBAC's "Countdown to Gold" fundraiser at Boumi Temple in 2016.
Following a session of photos for friends, Becca Meyers from Timonium still kneels, while her seeing eye dog Birdie gets attention from Michael Phelps during NBAC's "Countdown to Gold" fundraiser at Boumi Temple in 2016. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)
2021 U.S. Paralympic Trials
Becca Meyers of the United States competes in the women's 100m Freestyle finals during day 2 of the 2021 U.S. Paralympic Swimming Trials at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on June 18, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Becca Meyers of the United States competes in the women's 100m Freestyle finals during day 2 of the 2021 U.S. Paralympic Swimming Trials at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on June 18, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
2021 U.S. Paralympic Trials - Day 3
Becca Meyers of the United States competes in the 200m Individual Medley during day 3 of the 2021 U.S. Paralympic Swimming Trials at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on June 19, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Becca Meyers of the United States competes in the 200m Individual Medley during day 3 of the 2021 U.S. Paralympic Swimming Trials at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on June 19, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Becca Meyers in 2009
NDP Freshman Becca Meyers swam on a relay team at the 21st Summer "Deaflympics" in Taipei, Sept 5-13, 2009.
NDP Freshman Becca Meyers swam on a relay team at the 21st Summer "Deaflympics" in Taipei, Sept 5-13, 2009. (Brendan Cavanaugh/Baltimore Sun Media Group)
Becca Meyers
Becca Meyers, a Notre Dame Prep graduate, won her third gold medal of the Rio Games with a world-record time of 4 minutes, 19.59 seconds in the 400-meter S13.
Becca Meyers, a Notre Dame Prep graduate, won her third gold medal of the Rio Games with a world-record time of 4 minutes, 19.59 seconds in the 400-meter S13. (Buda Mendes)
Becca Meyers
Paralympic swimmer Becca Meyers of Timonium.
Paralympic swimmer Becca Meyers of Timonium. (Thomas Bollmann/handout)
Becca Meyers in 2011
Notre Dame Prep swimmer Becca Meyers is profoundly deaf and losing her vision due to Usher Syndrome but is still a strong club and prep swimmer. She won a bronze medal at the Deaflympics in Taipei two years ago and will swim in the deaf world championships in Portugal this summer.
Notre Dame Prep swimmer Becca Meyers is profoundly deaf and losing her vision due to Usher Syndrome but is still a strong club and prep swimmer. She won a bronze medal at the Deaflympics in Taipei two years ago and will swim in the deaf world championships in Portugal this summer. (Gene Sweeney Jr./Baltimore Sun)
Becca Meyers
Becca Meyers of Timonium poses in front of the Tollcross International Swimming Centre pool Thursday morning at the International Paralympic Committee World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, after learning that she had won the ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete with a Disability.
Becca Meyers of Timonium poses in front of the Tollcross International Swimming Centre pool Thursday morning at the International Paralympic Committee World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, after learning that she had won the ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete with a Disability. (U.S. Paralympics)
Becca Meyers, Ian Silverman
Becca Meyers, left, 17, of Timonium and Ian Silverman, right, 16, of Rodgers Forge pose for a photo at Meadowbrook Pool in Baltimore, MD on Thursday, June 28, 2012. They are both U.S. Paralympic swimmers.
Becca Meyers, left, 17, of Timonium and Ian Silverman, right, 16, of Rodgers Forge pose for a photo at Meadowbrook Pool in Baltimore, MD on Thursday, June 28, 2012. They are both U.S. Paralympic swimmers. (Jen Rynda/Baltimore Sun Media Group)
Becca Meyers, Ian Silverman
Becca Meyers, left, 17, of Timonium and Ian Silverman, right, 16, of Rodgers Forge pose for a photo at Meadowbrook Pool in Baltimore, MD on Thursday, June 28, 2012. They are both U.S. Paralympic swimmers.
Becca Meyers, left, 17, of Timonium and Ian Silverman, right, 16, of Rodgers Forge pose for a photo at Meadowbrook Pool in Baltimore, MD on Thursday, June 28, 2012. They are both U.S. Paralympic swimmers. (Jen Rynda/Baltimore Sun Media Group)
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