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Beth Johnston

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming as a young girl, and gained international classification to compete in Para swimming in 2013.
Club / Team
Galashiels ASC [SCO] / Borders Elite Swim Team [SCO]:
Name of coach
Robyn Methven [personal]

General interest

Hero / Idol
British Para swimmer Ellie Simmonds. (teamscotland.scot, 15 Apr 2018)
Injuries
She was affected by several injuries in 2016. (bordertelegraph.com, 17 May 2017)
Awards and honours
She was named 2013 Lothian Para Sports Personality of the Year in Scotland. (bordertelegraph.com, 26 Aug 2013)
Impairment
She was born with Poland Syndrome. The condition predominantly affects the right side of her body, which has around a third of the power of her left side. (rowanbolandmemorialtrust.co.uk, 01 Jan 2013; bordertelegraph.com, 26 Aug 2013)