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Ben Procter

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He learned to swim at age four at the Saddleworth Swimming Club in England.
Why this sport?
Swimming keeps him fit, makes him feel confident and allows him to make new friends.
Club / Team
Newquay Cormorants: England
Name of coach
Ian Russell [club], GBR; Rob Aubry [national], GBR

International debut

Year
2004
Competing for
Great Britain
Location
Hong Kong, China

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three silver medals at the 2009 European Championships in Reykjavik, Iceland. (swimming.org, 2014)
Most influential person in career
His family. (swimming.org, 2013)
Hero / Idol
English football player Wayne Rooney. (swimming.org, 10 Jul 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Train hard and keep going. Enjoy your sport." (efds.co.uk, 14 Jul 2010)
Awards and honours
He is an honorary member of Saddleworth Swimming Club in England, the place where he first learned to swim. (paralympics.org.uk, 28 Aug 2012)
Famous relatives
His uncle played rugby league at club level in England for Oldham, Halifax and Wakefield. (paralympics.org.uk, 28 Aug 2012)
Other information
LIFEGUARD
He is a National Rescue Standard [NARS] qualified lifeguard. (paralympics.org.uk, 28 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 4 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 2 3
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 5 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Final Round 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 1 2012-08-31 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Final Round 2012-08-31 5
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 1 2012-09-02 2
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Final Round 2012-09-02 8
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Final 1 2013-08-12 5
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 1 2013-08-12 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 1 2013-08-14 9
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Final 1 2013-08-18 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Heat 2 2013-08-18 5