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Brianna Nelson

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
S7, SB7, SM7

Further personal information

Residence
Victoria, BC, CAN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
History, Psychology - University of Victoria: Canada

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at the Cochrane Piranhas Summer Swim Club in Alberta, Canada.
Why this sport?
Her cycling coach Stephen Burke recommended she start swimming as an activity to improve her core strength and balance. She quit cycling a year later to pursue her career in swimming.
Club / Team
Island Swimming: Victoria, BC, CAN
Name of coach
Ryan Gurney [club]; Craig McCord [national]

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the 50m butterfly [S7] at the 2013 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada. (cbc.ca, 17 Aug 2013)
Most influential person in career
Her first swimming coach, Suzanne Gaida. (swimming.ca, 07 Oct 2009)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2013 British Columbia Female Para-Swimmer of the Year. (bcsca.com, 23 Sep 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 1 9999
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 2 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Final Round 7
Women's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 8
Women's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 7
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 1 2012-08-30 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 2012-08-30 8
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 2 2012-08-31 2
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final Round 2012-08-31 2
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Heat 1 2012-09-01 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Final Round 2012-09-01 8
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final Round 2012-09-02 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 2 2012-09-02 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 2012-09-03 7
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2012-09-03 4
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 2012-09-03 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2012-09-04 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 2012-09-04 6
Women's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 2012-09-06 6
Women's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2012-09-06 3
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2012-09-07 7
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2013-08-12 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2013-08-14 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2013-08-14 3
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final 1 2013-08-15 2
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 1 2013-08-17 1
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final 1 2013-08-17 1
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2013-08-18 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final 1 2013-08-18 2