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ANDERSON Michael
Sport Para swimming
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age31
Place of BirthBellingen, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10
Further Personal Information
Residence
Australia
Languages
English
Higher education
Sports Management - Griffith University: Gold Coast, QLD, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in 2003.
Club / Team
University of the Sunshine Coast [USC] Spartans: Sippy Downs, QLD, AUS
Name of coach
Jan Cameron [club], AUS; Brendan Keogh [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Australia
General Interest
Nicknames
Mickey (eSwimmer magazine, 22 Jun 2008)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (paralympic.org.au, 15 Dec 2012)
Hero / Idol
Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe, Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, US boxer Muhammad Ali. (paralympic.org.au, 15 Dec 2012; qasport.qld.cov.au, 15 Dec 2009)
Injuries
He planned to have two shoulder reconstructions after the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (paralympic.org.au, 15 Dec 2012)

He suffered from shoulder injuries in the lead-up to the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing and underwent reconstructive surgery following the Games. (paralympic.org.au, 15 Dec 2012; Off the Blocks magazine, 01 Sep 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift." (paralympic.org.au, 15 Dec 2012)
Awards and honours
He received the Medal of the Order of Australia [OAM] in 2014. (funkita.com, 06 Mar 2015)
Impairment
He has nerve damage in his legs as a result of contracting meningitis. His hearing is also impaired. (paralympic.org.au, 15 Dec 2009)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2008 50m Freestyle S10 25.04
11 2008 100m Freestyle S10 56.08
2 2008 100m Backstroke S10 1:01.47
Heats 2012 50m Freestyle S10 25.32
1 2012 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points  
5 2012 100m Backstroke S10 1:01.40
8 2012 100m Freestyle S10 54.73
3 2012 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:14.97 Q
Heats 2016 50m Freestyle S10 26.31
6 2016 100m Backstroke S10 1:01.37 
15 2016 100m Freestyle S10 57.45 
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2006 50m Freestyle S10 26.19
5 2006 100m Freestyle S10 56.72
2 2006 100m Backstroke S10 1:04.62
11 2010 100m Freestyle S10 56.52
5 2010 50m Freestyle S10 25.26
6 2010 100m Backstroke S10 1:02.90
Heats 2015 50m Freestyle S10 26.24
6 2015 100m Backstroke S10 1:02.54
3 2015 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points  
Heats 2015 100m Freestyle S10 56.98
4 2015 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:19.67
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Event Result
3 2009 100m Backstroke S10 58.69
1 2009 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points SC 3:46.38