Athlete Biography

Mark Barr has been a swimmer all his life. As a swimmer at the Athens 2004 Paralympics, he collected two fourth-place finishes. Barr, who lost his leg to bone cancer in his teens, also raced in Beijing 2008. As a registered nurse at the trauma surgical ICU, Barr spends three days a week working 12-hours straight on top of a swim, bike, run or strength session.

Athlete Other Sports: He was a member of the 2004 and 2008 US Paralympic Games swimming team. He also earned a silver medal in the 100m butterfly at the 2006 World Championships in Durban, South Africa.

Athlete Education: Nursing, Nutrition - Drexel University / California Polytechnic University, United States

Athlete Hobbies: Playing the guitar, playing golf and football.

Athlete Children: Wife Chelsea

Athlete Injuries: In June 2008 he had his appendix removed, hampering his preparations for the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing as it kept him out of the pool for one month. Despite the disruption, he competed in six events at the Games. (, 04 Dec 2006;

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