QTD Brad Snyder

August 20, 2021
QTD Brad Snyder
"Being uncomfortable is the pathway to growth.”

Brad Snyder, a Navy veteran turned Paralympian, lost his eyesight due to an improvised explosive device (IED) while serving in Afghanistan in 2011. Exactly one year later, Snyder won gold in the men's 400 meter freestyle at the 2012 Paralympic Games (and went on to medal several times in both 2012 & 2016). This year he has set a new goal, and will be competing in a different sport – Paratriathlon – in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, which open this Tuesday.

How Paralympic Athlete Brad Snyder Stays Healthy and Motivated

For his official International Paralympic Committee bio

by Jenna Lee,