Amy Margaret Chapman

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S8, SB7, SM8

Further personal information

Residence
Provo, UT, USA
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Education - Brigham Young University: Provo, UT, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age 10.
Why this sport?
Growing up she did gymnastics and played football, but she enjoyed swimming the most. "I love it so much, mainly just from all the friends I've made and everyone I've met, but also because it was something that came so natural to me. I never felt like I had to hold back or was limited in any way in the water."
Club / Team
Brigham Young University Cougars: Provo, UT, USA

General interest

Hobbies
Playing wheelchair basketball. (byucougars.com, 01 Apr 2014)
Awards and honours
She was named to USA Swimming's 2010/11 Scholastic All-American team. (academybullets.com, 18 Oct 2011)
Famous relatives
Her mother swam at university level in the United States, while her father was a Division I NCAA basketball player. (dailyherald.com, 2012)
Impairment
She was born with fibular hemmimelia, meaning her legs had no fibula bones. At age one she underwent a partial amputation, allowing her to fit into prosthetics. (dailyherald.com, 2012)
Other information
TWIN BROTHER
She has an able-bodied twin brother, Trevor. Her mother, Leslie, says that growing up alongside Trevor helped Amy's development as she would always copy what he did. "He rolled over, she rolled over. He started to crawl, she started to crawl. When he started to walk, she started to pull up on furniture and stand. That's when the doctor said she was ready and did the surgery to prepare her for prosthetics." (dailyherald.com, 2012)