Borja Sanz Tamayo
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
S13, SB13, SM13
Further personal information
Boadilla del Monte, ESP
Sports Science - Faculty of Physical and Sports Science [INEF]: Madrid, ESP
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming as a child. He began competitive swimming at age 16.
Why this sport?
He took up competitive swimming after being spotted in swimming lessons by a swimming club coach.
Club / Team
CN Mako Carabanchel: Madrid, ESP
Name of coach
Jose Luis Vaquero [national, personal], from 2019
He trains at the High Performance Centre [CAR] in Madrid, Spain.
Sports, watching television. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing in fourth place in the S13 100m butterfly at the 2018 European Championships in Dublin, Ireland. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
His coaches. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michel Phelps. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
In April 2021 he suffered a detached retina in his eye. He underwent surgery and missed that year's European championships in Funchal, Portugal. He returned to the pool in June 2021. (Facebook page, 30 Apr 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sometimes dreams come true, you just have to fight for them and persist." (Facebook profile, 05 Sep 2019)
He was born with a congenital cataract, which involves the lens of an eye developing cloudy patches. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)