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Amanda Drennan

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Occupation
Massage Therapist
Languages
English
Higher education
Southern School of Natural Therapies: Australia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She learned to swim as a child on Phillip Island, VIC, Australia. Due to the island's lack of facilities her parents drove her to Melbourne several times a week to train at a professional pool.
Name of coach
Yuriy Vdovychenko [national]

General interest

Most influential person in career
Her family. (paralympic.org.au, 22 Dec 2009)
Hero / Idol
Australian swimmer Grant Hackett. (paralympic.org.au, 22 Dec 2009)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Make the best of your opportunities." (vis.org.au, 22 Dec 2009)
Awards and honours
She received the 2005 Bass Coast Sportsperson of the Year award. (paralympic.org.au, 22 Dec 2009)
Other sports
She competed at the 2013 World Paracanoe Championships in Duisburg, Germany. (canoeinnovations.com.au, 2013)
Impairment
She was born without her right leg. (heraldsun.com.au, 16 Mar 2011)
Other information
SWIM FOR LIFE
In an effort to raise money to build a hospital on Phillip Island, located near Melbourne, VIC, Australia, she swam around the island and through Bass Straight in March 2011. She used a custom-made shark cage to make the 66km swim. (heraldsun.com.au, 16 Mar 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heats 12
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heats 8
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 8
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heats 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final Round 4
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 5
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 3
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 8
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 2 6