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Camilla Aagaard

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

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

Further personal information

Residence
Vodskov, DEN
Occupation
Student
Languages
Danish, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age nine.
Why this sport?
She was introduced to Para sports through a programme for young people with a visual impairment called X-sport. She was later encouraged to take up Para swimming by a coach from IH Aalborg in Denmark. She enjoys the travel opportunities provided by international sport. "I've been travelling my whole life and it has taught me just how important the skills and experience you gain from travelling abroad are. I feel like travelling has the same effect as reading books. Travel gives you insight and enlightenment. It opens your mind and you learn new things, including about yourself."
Club / Team
Svommeklubben Nord: Aalborg, DEN
Name of coach
Bjarne Kragh [national]

International debut

Year
2018

General interest

Hobbies
Photography, travelling, drawing, painting, writing. (camaagaard.wixsite.com, 03 Oct 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (dr.dk, 12 Sep 2016)
Other information
TRAVEL DIARIES
She enjoys making diaries of her travel and photography adventures. "When travelling I always return with thousands of pictures. When I return home I make a travel book about the places I've been. My dad's always made them and now I'm making my own. I mostly do it because I look in the travel books much more often than I look at photos I've saved on my computer, and I love to take the books out and look at them once in a while to relive the travels." (camaagaard.wixsite.com, 03 Oct 2017)