Tye Dutcher has jettisoned himself onto the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team after a phenomenal performance at the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials. This performance at Trials placed him a spot as a professional athlete that competed at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games for Team USA having trained for only a year beforehand. He is a California native with four older siblings labeling him the baby of the family with an impactful story. Dutcher is an amputee who lost his foot from a lawn mower accident at age 11 but that has not stopped him from achieving his dreams of serving and representing the United States like he did at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Games. In December of 2017 Dutcher competed at the Para Swimming World Championships in Mexico where he won two Bronze medals - one in the 100 Backstroke and the second in the 4 x 100 Medley Relay. At the beginning of 2018, Dutcher moved on from his training at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs to private coaching in Phoenix, AZ with the goal of medaling at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.