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SURGEONER Robin
Sport Para swimming
NPC Great Britain   
GenderMen
Age55
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
S6, SB5, SM6
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Tracy, son Joshua and a daughter
Residence
Birmingham, AL, USA
Occupation
Artist, Athlete, Coach, Musician
Languages
English
Higher education
Philosophy - Birmingham University: Birmingham, ENG
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
West Midlands Disabled Swimming Squad: England
Name of coach
Karen Watson
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Adrian Moorhouse, Ian Dury. (Facebook, 22 Oct 2011)
Awards and honours
He won the Bill McGowran Trophy for Disabled Sports Personality of the Year in 1988. (sportsjournalists.co.uk, 02 Dec 2010)

He received an MBE in 1988 for services to disability sport. (disability.co.uk, 02 Jul 2010)
Other information
MUSIC
He is a musician, and performs under the name Angryfish. "At my core I am a poet and a songwriter, I make the statements about who I am and I will define my own future. I'm a singer songwriter who wants to be heard. Nothing more, nothing less." (myspace.com, 22 Sep 2011)

PARALYMPIC VETERAN
He won a total of nine gold medals at the Paralympic Games in New York in 1984 and Seoul in 1988. (paralympic.org, 28 Oct 2011)

MBE FOR RECOGNITION
He says he received his MBE as much for his campaigning as his sporting achievement. "As early as 1985 I was arguing about access to sport and recognition of athletes, access to participation and all sorts of things, as a political issue, not just as a sports sort of nice thing. That was the whole point. I received my MBE in 1988 which was for services to disability sport, but was primarily about the fact I had been arguing and fighting for equality of recognition." (disability.co.uk, 02 Jul 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 1984 100m Freestyle C4 1:25.71
1 1984 200m Freestyle C4 3:10.00
1 1984 50m Backstroke C4 48.04
1 1984 50m Freestyle C4 38.33
1 1988 100m Breaststroke C4 1:43.49
1 1988 100m Freestyle C4 1:19.23
1 1988 200m Freestyle C4 2:57.79
1 1988 400m Freestyle C3-4 6:16.24
4 1992 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:40.92
4 1992 4 x 50m Medley Relay  S1-6 3:11.06