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Roderick Sewell

Paralympic Athlete & Swimmer on Team USA

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Roderick Sewell Biography

Roderick Sewell is a Paralympic athlete and swimmer representing Team USA. Sewell was born missing his tibia in both legs, which were both amputated above the knee before he turned 2. He got his first pair of prosthetic legs a year later. As he grew, his legs needed to grow with him, and the demand for new sockets, feet and knees became annual.

Roderick’s mother quit her job so that California Children’s services would pay for prosthetics since her modest income couldn’t provide enough to cover them. From age 8 to 12, Sewell and his mother dipped in and out of shelters in San Diego. He was homeless when he connected with coaches from the Challenged Athletes Foundation, an organization that helps provide disabled athletes with a path to success. When they gave him his running legs, Sewell's life quickly changed for the better.

He learned how to swim from his coach and mentor, Alan Voisard, at the Mission Valley YMCA in San Diego when he was ten years old. Sewell made his swimming debut with the U.S. Para-swimming team at the 2014 Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships where he won both a gold and bronze medal.

In 2019, Sewell announced his participation in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. on October 12, he successfully completed 140.6 miles of swimming, biking and running across Hawaii's Big Island, and is the first bilateral above-the-knee amputee to ever do it.

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  • What are the speaker fees for Roderick Sewell

    Speaking fees for Roderick Sewell, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Roderick Sewell are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Roderick Sewell, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Roderick Sewell speak about?

    Roderick Sewell is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Disability, Olympics, Sports Motivation, Swimming, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Roderick Sewell travel from?

    Roderick Sewell generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Roderick Sewell’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Roderick Sewell for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Roderick Sewell for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Roderick Sewell or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Roderick Sewell Biography

Roderick Sewell is a Paralympic athlete and swimmer representing Team USA. Sewell was born missing his tibia in both legs, which were both amputated above the knee before he turned 2. He got his first pair of prosthetic legs a year later. As he grew, his legs needed to grow with him, and the demand for new sockets, feet and knees became annual.

Roderick’s mother quit her job so that California Children’s services would pay for prosthetics since her modest income couldn’t provide enough to cover them. From age 8 to 12, Sewell and his mother dipped in and out of shelters in San Diego. He was homeless when he connected with coaches from the Challenged Athletes Foundation, an organization that helps provide disabled athletes with a path to success. When they gave him his running legs, Sewell's life quickly changed for the better.

He learned how to swim from his coach and mentor, Alan Voisard, at the Mission Valley YMCA in San Diego when he was ten years old. Sewell made his swimming debut with the U.S. Para-swimming team at the 2014 Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships where he won both a gold and bronze medal.

In 2019, Sewell announced his participation in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. on October 12, he successfully completed 140.6 miles of swimming, biking and running across Hawaii's Big Island, and is the first bilateral above-the-knee amputee to ever do it.

Roderick Sewell Videos

  • Roderick Sewell: Motivational Speaker & IRONMAN Championship ...
    Roderick Sewell is a triathlete, motivational speaker, and the first bilateral above-the-knee amputee to finish the IRONMAN World ...
  • Para-swimming medalist/Ironman athlete Roderick Sewell goes 1 ...
    A 2014 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Gold/Bronze medalist and the first bilateral above-knee amputee to complete the Ironman World Championship ...
  • Roderick Sewell Double Amputee Iron Man | Inside San Diego Sports

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  • How do I book Roderick Sewell to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Roderick Sewell for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Roderick Sewell, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Roderick Sewell or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Roderick Sewell

    Speaking fees for Roderick Sewell, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Roderick Sewell are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Roderick Sewell, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Roderick Sewell speak about?

    Roderick Sewell is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Disability, Olympics, Sports Motivation, Swimming, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Roderick Sewell travel from?

    Roderick Sewell generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Roderick Sewell’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Roderick Sewell for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Roderick Sewell for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Roderick Sewell or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Roderick Sewell is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Roderick Sewell for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Roderick Sewell generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Blake Haxton, Roderick Townsend, Oz Sanchez, Ashley Caldwell and Dave Dravecky. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Roderick Sewell for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Roderick Sewell Speaker Videos

  • Roderick Sewell: Motivational Speaker & IRONMAN Championship ...
    Roderick Sewell is a triathlete, motivational speaker, and the first bilateral above-the-knee amputee to finish the IRONMAN World ...
    Para-swimming medalist/Ironman athlete Roderick Sewell goes 1 ...
    A 2014 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Gold/Bronze medalist and the first bilateral above-knee amputee to complete the Ironman World Championship ...
  • Roderick Sewell Double Amputee Iron Man | Inside San Diego Sports
    Breakfast with Bob New York City Edition: Roderick Sewell - YouTube
    Roderick Sewell just became the first double above knee amputee to finish the Ironman World Championship. His background and journey to ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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