Carmen Maria Garcia-Escribano Prats

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S6, SB5, SM6

Further personal information

Residence
Córdoba, ESP
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
University of Cordoba: Spain

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age two. She took up competitive swimming in 2009.
Why this sport?
She began swimming as a therapy. Swimming helped her to be able to walk with crutches.
Club / Team
Fidias: Córdoba, ESP
Name of coach
Esperanza Jaqueti [club]
Training Regime
She trains two hours a day.

General interest

Nicknames
Kamaria (Facebook page, 03 Jul 2016)
Hero / Idol
Spanish para-swimmer Miguel Angel Martinez Tajuelo. (Facebook page, 02 Jul 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Everything seems impossible until it is done." [Nelson Mandela] (Facebook page, 03 Jul 2016)
Awards and honours
She was named one of the Best Athletes of the Year by the Andalusian Federation of Impaired Sports in 2015. (diariocordoba.com, 21 Feb 2016)
Impairment
She was born with Caudal Regression syndrome [Sacral Agenesis], a malformation of the lower spine. (Facebook page, 03 Jul 2016)