Name: Katarina Roxon
Hometown: Kippens, NFLD
Favorite Sports Memory: My favorite sport memory is competing at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing, China.
How you got involved in your sport: I got involved in swimming because my Parents thought that swimming was an essential skill to learn. So they got my sister and I into swimming lessons when I was five years old. We enjoyed it so much that we joined the Aqua Aces Swim Team and started competing in swim meets. In 2007 we joined the Island Wahoos Swim Club and have competed in numerous international meets, including 2 World Championships, 2007 Para Pan-Am, 2008 Paralympics, 2010 Commonwealth Games, 2011 Para Pan-Pac and various European and North American championships.
The moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada: When I competed in the Canada Games in 2005, Regina, SK
Favorite Quote: “Winning is not coming first, its knowing you’ve done your best” – Leonard Roxon (Dad)
CAN Fund Testimonial: The support that I have received from CAN Fund will help me in my training as well as competing in different competitions on my journey to the 2012 Paralympic Games.
Best Result: 100 Breaststroke – Gold Medal in 2011 Pan Pacific Para Champs – 4th ranked in the World
Fun Facts: I love swimming, running, staying fit, reading, driving, the beach and hot chocolate. I like to fix things up and I am afraid of butterflies 🙂