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Aleksandr Kashinskiy

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S4, SB4, SM4

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training at age nine.
Why this sport?
When a swimming branch opened at the local sports club for athletes with impairments, swimming coach Natalia Reyvakin contacted the local outpatient hospital to ask doctors to find children interested in swimming. Kashinskiy was one of them.
Training Regime
He trains twice daily for two hours in each session.

General interest

Nicknames
Sasha (kamkrai.com, 26 Mar 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"When it gets too hard I tell myself, 'It's my job and nobody will do it for me. If you skip training, someone at the same time will be working in the water to pass you in competition'. These words help me." (kamkrai.com, 26 Mar 2012)
Awards and honours
He holds the national sports title of Master of Sport in Russia. (kamkrai.com, 26 Mar 2012)
Ambitions
To become a professional disc jockey on the radio. (kamkrai.com, 26 Mar 2012)
Impairment
He has a condition which affects the function of his arms and legs. He swims using one arm. (kamkrai.com, 26 Mar 2012)
Other information
EARLY DAYS
He enjoyed swimming when he started his first lessons as a child in a shallow heated pool, but was upset when he was transferred to the regular pool, which was deeper and colder. He shouted that he would never go to the pool again, and would just stay at home. His mother admonished him, saying that if he did not go back to the pool she would not take him to other activities. So he decided to try swimming again and eventually got used to the 'big' pool. (kamkrai.com, 26 Mar 2012)