Cynthia Berringer

Cynthia Berringer


Cynthia Berringer is a retired competitive swimmer. She began swimming with the Variety Village Flames swim team and went on to compete nationally with the Mississauga Aquatics Club. Despite being retired she does still train at the University of Toronto with the Mississauga Masters Swim Team. Berringer is a graduate of York University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and recently completed a Bachelor of Education at Brock University. She is a strong advocate for the development of inclusive recreation programs for people with disabilities. Berringer hopes to inspire youth and adults with disabilities along with coaches of sports programs to embrace the idea of ParaSport® programming.




  • 2009 IPC Short Course Para-Swimming Championships, Brazil
  • 2011 Pan-Pacific Para-Swimming Championships, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  • 2008 & 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Trials, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Career Highlights

  • Silver (4×50 medley relay) – 2011 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships
  • Bronze (SB5 100 Breaststroke) – 2011 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships
  • Bronze (S6 100 Backstroke ) – 2011 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships

How does ParaSport® motivate Cynthia?

ParaSport® provided me with an opportunity to become involved in sport, become a member of “the team” and develop the confidence in myself that is necessary to set my own goals and strive to achieve the goals which I set for myself. ParaSport® now provides me both with the opportunity to continue to enjoy participating in sport while sharing the story of my competitive swimming career and how it positively impacted my life. As a ParaSport® Ambassador I hope to share the positive impact ParaSport® continues to have on my life, in hopes of inspiring more people with disabilities to get involved in sport and realize their greatness“. – Cynthia Berringer




Medal Table

2011 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships Swimming 4x50 medley relay Silver
2011 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships Swimming SB5 100 Breaststroke Bronze
2011 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships Swimming S6 100 Backstroke Bronze


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