Carlos Tejada Rovira

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Almería, ESP

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age eight in Almeria, Spain.
Why this sport?
He began swimming for fun and his parents and coaches encouraged him to take it further.
Club / Team
CN Almeria: Almería, ESP
Name of coach
Alfonso Palacios [club]
Coach from which country?
Spain
Coach from what year?
2010

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Spain
Tournament
European Championship
Location
Budapest

General interest

Hobbies
Music, dancing, going out with friends, animals, travel. (Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)
Most influential person in career
His coach Yuc Albiol. (Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)
Injuries
He sprained his ankle in 2003 and took two months to recover. He sprained his knee in 2008 and could not compete for eight months. (Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)
Famous relatives
He is related to Spanish swimmer Rafael Munoz. (Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)
Ambitions
To be a Paralympic champion. (Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)
Impairment
He was born with an intellectual impairment. (Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)