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Andrew Haley

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Wife Renata and daughter Kristen
Residence
Toronto, ON, CAN
Occupation
Motivational Speaker, Sales
Higher education
Commerce - Dalhousie University: Halifax, NS, CAN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He started to train as a competitive swimmer when he was 15.
Why this sport?
His aunt set up a phone call with the national coach which led to a training session.

International debut

Year
1990
Competing for
Canada
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Assen

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Believing is the first step in doing." (andrewhaley.ca, 20 Jul 2010)
Awards and honours
He won the 1994/95 Nova Scotia Male Athlete of the Year. (andrewhaley.ca, 20 Jul 2010)

In 2002 he was inducted into the Nova Scotia Athletes With a Disability Hall of Excellence. (doctorsns.com, 20 Sep 2002)
Impairment
In 1980 when he was six, he injured his leg while playing soccer with his brother Brett. At the hospital, doctors discovered he had bone cancer. He had a leg amputated just above the knee and spent the next two years undergoing treatment and surgery.The day he was supposed to leave hospital he was told the cancer had spread to his lungs. It was removed and he underwent further treatment. (CPC, 01 Aug 2007; andrewhaley.ca, 20 Jul 2010)
Other information
WORK
He works full time in the ticket sales department for Major League Baseball team Toronto Blue Jays. (andrewhaley.ca, 21 Dec 2011)

MASTERS DEGREE
He completed a four year Bachelor of Commerce degree at Dalhousie University from 1990 to 1994. In 1999 he completed his Masters of Sports Administration at the University of Ottawa. (andrewhaley.ca, 20 Jul 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Christchurch 1998 (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m Medley Open Final Round 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley Open Heats 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heats 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heats 1
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Final Round 1
Men's 1500 m Freestyle Open Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heats 8
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 8
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heats 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heats 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final Round 3
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Heat 2 3
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 4
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heat 1 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Medley SM9 Final Round 4
Men's 200 m Medley SM9 Heat 2 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 3 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 7
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Final Round 3
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heats 16
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heats 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 7
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heats 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heats 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heats 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heats 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final Round 4
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 7
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heat 1 5
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 8
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Heat 1 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 2 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 7
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 2 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 2 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Final Round 7
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5,000 m Open Water Final Round 11
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 7
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heats 7
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heats 10
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Final Round 8
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heats 8
Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 5 6
Men's 4x100 m Medley S7-10 Heat 1 4
Men's 4x100 m Medley S7-10 Final Round 8
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle S7-10 Final Round 8
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle S7-10 Heat 2 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 5 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 7
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 4 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final Round 5
Men's 200 m Medley SM9 Heat 2 3
Men's 200 m Medley SM9 Final Round 8
IPC Swimming World Championships Malta 1994 (Malta, Malta)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heats 10
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heats 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heats 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final Round 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heats 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final Round 3
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heats 14
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heats 9
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heats 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heats 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heats 1
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Final Round 3
Men's 200 m Medley SM9 Heats 9999
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle S7-10 Heats 9