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Adam Rahier

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Surrey, BC, CAN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Malaspina University: Nanaimo, BC, CAN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried swimming at age two. He later joined the Special Olympics Powell River club in British Colombia, Canada.
Club / Team
Surrey Knights Swim Club: Canada
Name of coach
Reg Shaw [club], CAN; Craig McCord [national], GBR

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Canada
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Eindhoven, NED

General interest

Hobbies
Yoga. (prpeak.com, 15 Oct 2014)
Most influential person in career
His family and friends. (prpeak.com, 15 Oct 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you want to be the best, you have to do things other people aren’t willing to do." [Michael Phelps] (prpeak.com, 15 Oct 2014)
Awards and honours
He and his teammates from Surrey Knights Swim Club were co-winners of the 2014 Swim BC Male Para-Swimmer of the Year Award. (prpeak.com, 15 Oct 2014)

In 2007, he won the BC Athlete Voice Leadership Award for swimming, nominated by his teammates and coaches. (teambc.org, 01 Sep 2008; firstcu.ca, 2011)

He recevied the Canada Day Youth Award in 2005 from Heritage Canada after being nominated by resisdents of Powell River. (teambc.org, 01 Sep 2008; firstcu.ca, 2011)
Famous relatives
His brother Ben has played professional volleyball. (teambc.org, 01 Sep 2008)
Impairment
He was born with an intellectual impairment and autism. (prpeak.com, 05 Jul 2006)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 4 4
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 4 3
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Final Round 8
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 3 2013-08-12 18
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 2 2013-08-14 11
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Final 1 2013-08-18 8
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Heat 1 2013-08-18 8
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 1 2015-07-13 20
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Heat 1 2015-07-17 17
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 3 2015-07-19 14