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Aly Van Wyck-Smart

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
S3, SB2, SM3

Further personal information

Residence
Toronto, ON, CAN
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age 10, and started competing at age 14.
Why this sport?
She began the sport as part of her physical therapy.
Club / Team
Variety Village Aquatic Club: Toronto, ON, CAN
Name of coach
Ryan Jones [club]

General interest

Hobbies
Music, watching films, reading, baking, sketching. (swimontario.com, 24 Jun 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It shouldn't be what you accomplish with a disability, but what you accomplish period. This is who I am, what I did and what I achieved." (swimontario.com, 24 Jun 2020)
Awards and honours
She was named Swim Ontario Athlete of the Month for April 2019. (swimontario.com, 06 Apr 2019)

She was named 2019 Breakout Para swimmer of the Year by Swimming Canada. (swimming.ca, 06 Dec 2019)

At the 2019 Canadian Swimming Trials, she received a Best Swim award for the best performance by a female Para swimmer at the event, after setting a new world record in the SM2 150m individual medley. (swimming.ca, 07 Apr 2019)

In 2018 she was named Female Provincial Para Athlete of the Year at the Ontario Sport Awards. (mtc.gov.on.ca, 01 Jan 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo and 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (swimming.ca, 06 Dec 2019; mtc.gov.on.ca, 01 Apr 2017)