October 14, 2019

UMW Swimmer, Assistant Coach Win Big at Parapan American Games

Zach Shattuck, UMW assistant swim coach, at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games. Photo by Mark Reis.

Zach Shattuck, UMW assistant swim coach, at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games. Photo by Mark Reis.

Joey Peppersack ’21 and Zach Shattuck brought some shiny new souvenirs back to Mary Washington after competing in the Parapan American Games in August.

Peppersack won a silver medal for the men’s 100-meter backstroke, while teammate Zach Shattuck, assistant coach of UMW’s men’s swimming, earned a silver and three bronze medals for the men’s 100-meter breaststroke, 50-meter butterfly, 200-meter individual medley and the men’s relay. UMW swim coach Justin Anderson ’10 served as head coach, leading Team USA to 62 swimming medals at the 2019 games in Lima, Peru. With 33 countries competing, the Parapan American Games is one of the largest events in U.S. Paralympic swimming, held every four years, one year prior to the Paralympic Games.

Joey Peppersack '21 at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games. Photo by Mark Reis.

Joey Peppersack ’21 at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games. Photo by Mark Reis.

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