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Cailin Currie

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13

Further personal information

Residence
Salem, MA, USA
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Early Childhood Studies, Psychology - Merrimack College: North Andover, MA, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She first got in the pool at age six months, and began training at age nine.
Why this sport?
A therapist recommended aquatics to help improve her gross motor skills, and members of her family encouraged her.
Club / Team
Merrimack College : North Andover, MA, USA
Name of coach
Erin Cammann [Merrimack College]

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
United States
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Montreal, QC, CAN

General interest

Hobbies
Kayaking, cooking, cycling. (teamusa.org, 04 Jun 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (goodsport.me, 06 Sep 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You shouldn't let anything stop you from what you want to do or who you want to be." (goodsport.me, 06 Sep 2020)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2011 Swimmer of the Year by coaches at Danvers YMCA in Massachusetts, United States of America. (wickedlocal.com, 20 May 2011)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (merrimackathletics.com, 23 Jun 2021)
Impairment
She has aniridia, a visual impairment caused by the absence of the irises. She is legally blind. (perkins.org, 27 Nov 2013; teamusa.org, 30 Mar 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Final 1 2013-08-12 7
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Final 1 2013-08-13 8
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Heat 1 2013-08-13 8
Women's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final 1 2013-08-14 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2013-08-16 4
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 3 2015-07-14 11
Women's 100 m Backstroke S13 Heat 1 2015-07-15 9
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2015-07-18 10
Women's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 2 2015-07-19 8
Women's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final 1 2015-07-19 8
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 2 2016-09-08 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2016-09-12 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2016-09-16 5
Women's 100 m Backstroke S13 Heat 2 2016-09-17 9999