Timonium Swimmer Among Olympians To Be Honored Upon Return
Rebecca Anne Meyers has won a bronze medal at the 2012 Paralympics in London.
Rebecca Anne Meyers is creating her own legend as a swimmer in London at this year's Paralympic Games.
The Timonium native, who is deaf, won a bronze medal in the women's 100 meter freestyle in London.
According to The Guardian, "Meyers edged out Great Britain's Rhiannon Henry for the bronze by just four tenths of a second," with a time of 1:10:90.
The 17-year-old Notre Dame Prep graduate's career in the pool has seen her take top honors at both national and international levels.
Meyers career highlights include the American record for the 400 meter freestyle, four gold medals earned at the 2011 World Deaf Swimming Championships, and a handful of national championships that she won while in high school, according to her Team U.S.A. profile.
Meyers was also named a 2011 Sportsperson of the Year by the USA Deaf Sports Association.
Meyers now joins the legacy of accomplished swimmers from Baltimore County.
Her career in the pool may not be as storied as Michael Phelps's—no one's is— but that won't matter come Monday. The state will honor all returning Olympians and Paralympians with a celebration at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater at Pratt and Light streets in downtown Baltimore on Sept. 10.