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Cara Smyth

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Residence
Dalgety Bay, SCO
Occupation
Student, Volunteer
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She joined the InCAS Swimming Club in Fife, Scotland at age eight. She gained her international classification as a Para swimmer in 2015.
Why this sport?
She found swimming to be a release from wearing her back brace. She was inspired to compete at the highest level after watching the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
Club / Team
Carnegie Swimming Club: Scotland
Name of coach
Barry McMillan [club]
Training Regime
She trains for 10 hours a week.

General interest

Awards and honours
In 2016 she received Disability Sport Fife's Most Improved Swimmer of the Year award. (Disability Sport Fife Facebook page, 20 Jun 2016)
Impairment
At age seven she had to have surgery on her spine, and from age 10 onwards she has had to wear a back brace. (fifeleisure.org.uk, 04 Nov 2015)