June 14, 2024

UMW Swimmer, Assistant Coach Earn Medals at Parapan American Games

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 […]

UMW Swimmer Makes Splash in Record-Breaking Race

Joey Peppersack ‘21 remembers his first-ever swim practice: The piercing cold of the outdoor pool in Hopewell, Virginia. Finishing last in his lane. But for the 9-year-old who’d lost his right leg, there was something freeing in it, too. Back at home, wrapped under a blanket, Peppersack told himself what he so often did. “Next […]