Chanelle Houston

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S7

Further personal information

Residence
Silver Spring, MD, USA
Languages
English
Higher education
Biology - Ursinus College: Collegeville, PA, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming competitively at age 11 with Cape Cod Swim Club, MA, United States of America, and took up para-swimming in about 2014.
Why this sport?
She grew up near water and began swimming at an early age before she could walk.
Club / Team
Lane 4 Swimming: United States

General interest

Hobbies
Rowing. (Instagram profile, 15 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sometimes what seems to be a series of unfortunate events is really the start of a journey." (chanellescause.com, 2012)
Impairment
At age 25 she was hit by a car while on holiday in Virginia Beach, VA, United States of America. She sustained a spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis from the chest down. (chanellescause.com, 2012)
Other information
CHANELLE'S CAUSE
In April 2011 she set up the website Chanelle's Cause to raise funds and awareness for women with spinal cord injuries. (chanellescause.com, 2012)