Vikes Paralympic swimmer Dixon appointed to Order of Canada

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Stephanie Dixon

Dixon was appointed for achieving excellence in the sport of swimming and for her leadership as an advocate for parasport.

In April 2016 Dixon was inducted into the UVic Sports Hall of Fame and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. Dixon represented Canada at three Olympic Games (2000, 2004 and 2008) amassing 19 Paralympic medals – seven gold, 10 silver and two bronze. She is the only Paralympian to win the same event in world record time at three-consecutive games, while she ties Chantal

As a Vike, Dixon became the first S9 level athlete to qualify for the U SPORTS (then CIS) national championship under able-bodied standards and was awarded a 2004-05 CIS Honorary First Team All-Canadian award. Dixon was also named University of Victoria’s Athlete of the Year in 2004 and 2005, while she is a five-time Canadian Female Para Swimmer of the Year and seven-time B.C. Female Para Swimmer of the Year. Dixon attended UVic from 2003 to 2007 and graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology and is still heavily involved in the sports world as a Right to Play Ambassador, Para Pan American Games Ambassador (2007) and she was Assistant Chef de Mission for the Para Pan American Games in Toronto in 2015.

At the Canada Sports Hall of Fame Dixon gave a compelling acceptance speech. Watch on Sportsnet Here.

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