MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Though the collegiate swimming career of Cortney Jordan ended in February, the competition days are not over for the Las Vegas, Nev. native and two-time Paralympian who has her sights set on a third Paralympics in 2016.
From April 4-6 she took the first step towards realizing that dream by competing at the U.S. Paralympics Spring Swimming Nationals/2013 Spring CanAm trials for World Championships at the University of Minnesota.
An S7 swimmer, Jordan holds 17 American records and she nearly set another one in the 50 Backstroke, just tenths of a second off the top pace.
At trials she also swam the 200 IM, 50 Free, 100 Free, 400 Free and 100 Back.
Late last week the U.S. Paralympic Committee announced the team of 25 set to compete at the 2013 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Swimming World Championship in Montreal, Canada and Jordan’s name appeared on that exclusive list. IPC World Championships will take place from August 11-17 and mark the first major gathering of international athletes since the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
The event will feature nearly 650 athletes representing 50 countries. The World Championships will be held at the Montreal’s Parc Jean Drapeau Aquatic Complex, a venue to the east of the city with a rich history for staging major international and national swimming competitions.
In the meantime, Jordan will continue to train at Cal Lutheran in the Samuelson Aquatics Center as she finishes up the spring semester of her senior year. She will graduate in May with a degree in Liberal Arts and a minor in Spanish.