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Most Notable

  • Volleyball icon Discovered sitting volleyball in 2009 while attending the Endeavor Games in Edmond, Okla.


  • Medal 2019 Parapan American Games - Silver
  • flag icon 2018 World ParaVolley World Championships
  • 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
  • flag icon 2016 ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup
  • Medal 2015 Parapan American Games - Silver
  • flag icon 2014 World ParaVolley World Championships
  • flag icon 2012 Intercontinental Cup in Cairo, Egypt
  • Medal 2011 Parapan American Games - Silver
  • flag icon 2011 Continental Cup
  • flag icon 2011 Sarajevo Open
  • flag icon 2010 Sitting World Championships
  • Medal 2010 Parapan American Championship - Silver
  • flag icon 2010 WOVD World Cup

Personal Highlights

  • Volleyball icon Born without ankle bones or the small, non-weight bearing fibula bone in his lower legs
  • Volleyball icon He is a certified flight paramedic, and has worked a variety of disasters, including the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
  • Volleyball icon Wrote "Swearingen's Resource and Study Guide for Critical Care Transport Clinicians"
  • Volleyball icon Charlie played baseball through college. He also played beach volleyball on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
  • Volleyball icon Charlie is working on his PhD in physiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Volleyball icon Father Gene Swearingen past away in 2013, Mother's name is Jan Swearingen, Sister's name is Susan Scott
  • Volleyball icon Wife's name is Marge Fraser Swearingen
  • Who do you admire most? "My parents for omitting the words disability and failure while raising me and highlighting the word love."