Author: Morgan Bird

Morgan Bird, 21, is a native of Calgary, Alberta, and a member of Canada's national para swimming team. She is Tomorrow's first Athlete in Residence and will be writing monthly for the website from September 2014.

First gold medals, next the Paralympic Games

Morgan Bird won two gold medals and a silver at the Parapan Am Games this summer. That’s just fed her desire to reach the Paralympic Games in Rio in 2016.

Para Pan Am Games offer ‘dream’ races for athletes

Athlete in residence Morgan Bird reports on the excitement ahead of competing in front of a home crowd at the Para Pan Am Games in Toronto.

We the people: UK general election 2015

Politics is about people – but what are the people actually doing outside a political bubble? ‘We the People’ goes in search of news outwith the election.

Para swimming focus on Toronto and Glasgow

Para swimming’s and athlete in residence Morgan Bird updates on her preparations for the IPC World Championships in Glasgow and Parapan Am Games in Toronto.

Inside the classification system of para swimming

Athlete in residence Morgan Bird explains the classification system in para swimming in advance of the CAN-AM Para-Swimming Championship.

Altitude training: Swimming high to Rio

Athlete in residence Morgan Bird describes her altitude training in Flagstaff, Arizona, in hopes of competing in the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

Para swimming: Reaching new audiences

More inclusion and media attention for para swimming has made for a successful summer, says Tomorrow’s athlete in residence, Morgan Bird.