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John Morgan

Athlete – Swimming
Inducted 2011

John Morgan earned five gold medals and two silver medals at the New York 1984 Paralympic Games and eight gold medals and two silver medals at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games. Over the course of his incredible swimming career, Morgan established 14 world records, including five in the B2 class and nine in the B1 class. Morgan holds the oldest para-swimming world record in the 100m freestyle event with a time of 0:56.57. His greatest long-distance swimming accomplishment was 35 miles at an open water marathon in Argentina, taking nearly 8 hours and 24 minutes to complete. Morgan also made the United States Swimming (USS) All-American Team for Rough Open Water Swimming in 1984. In 2008, Morgan was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. He is currently a mathematician working at The Army Research Laboratory at the Adelphi Laboratory Center just north of Washington D.C.

Click here to listen to John Morgan’s induction speech