Aldergrove's Tyler Mrak

Aldergrove’s Mrak strong at Paralympics

Aldergrove's Tyler Mrak took on his fourth discipline in the Rio Paralympic Games

Aldergrove’s Tyler Mrak took on his fourth discipline in the Rio Paralympic Games, this time swimming the 400m Freestyle – S13, finishing sixth in his heat in a time of 4:46.12.

Mrak did not qualify to go on to competition, however, it was a great start for the young athlete, who is sure to continue to compete in future.

Tyler Mrak capped a brilliant 2015 season with three medals and seven finals at the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games. He earned a silver in the 100-m breaststroke, and bronze in the 100-m backstroke and 400-m freestyle.

Mrak gained valuable experience in 2014 by competing for Canada at the Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships in Pasadena, Calif. He was one of the youngest swimmers on the team at age 16, but still reached five finals capped by a bronze medal in the S13 100-m breaststroke.

He is one of two Surrey Knights swimmers to make the Rio 2016 Canadian Paralympic Team for Toronto, along with Nathan Stein.

Mrak started swimming at age nine with the Langley Flippers.