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STEIN Nathan
Sport Para swimming
NPC Canada   
Place of BirthMaple Ridge, CAN
Height1.90 m
Weight 90 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
S10, SB9, SM10
Further Personal Information
Maple Ridge, BC, CAN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming lessons at age nine.
Why this sport?
He started swimming lessons as it was the only way he could convince his parents to buy him goggles. He loved that his swimming ability could be improved in a short amount of time, and became addicted to competing.
Club / Team
Surrey Knights Swim Club : Canada
Name of coach
Reg Shaw [club], CAN; Craig McCord [national
General Interest
Nate (Twitter profile, 22 May 2015)
He suffered from an injury throughout 2013. (, 26 Jan 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sink or swim." (Instagram profile, 12 Dec 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2015 Male Para-Swimmer of the Year by Swim British Columbia [BC] in Canada. (, 29 Sep 2015)

He was named the 2014 Male Para-swimmer of the Year by Swimming Canada. (, 26 Nov 2014)
Famous relatives
He is related to Norwegian American football player and coach Knute Rockne. (, 2015)
He has a bone deficiency in one knee, a condition called osteochondritis dissecans. He has had over a dozen operations on the knee since he first broke it while playing football at age 11. The condition has deteriorated over time. (, 21 Jul 2010)
Other information
He has numerous tattoos, including one that says 'No Surrender' over his heart. (, 1 Aug 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2012 50m Freestyle S10 23.58
Heats 2012 100m Butterfly S10 59.81
5 2012 100m Freestyle S10 53.59
Heats 2012 100m Breaststroke SB9  DNS
5 2016 50m Freestyle S10 24.00
5 2016 100m Butterfly S10 58.64 
7 2016 100m Freestyle S10 54.43 
7 2016 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:12.60
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2010 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:13.83
9 2010 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:58.63
3 2015 50m Freestyle S10 23.84
5 2015 100m Butterfly S10 58.80
3 2015 100m Freestyle S10 53.29