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Connor Scott Bissett

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Whitecourt, AB, CAN
Languages
English
Higher education
University of British Columbia: Canada

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age 11 in Whitecourt, AB, Canada.
Why this sport?
He began swimming after moving with his family to Whitecourt, AB, Canada. In September 2012 he joined a swimming programme in St. Albert, AB, Canada, through the Special Olympics.
Club / Team
Edmonton Keyano Swim Club [CAN] / Olympian Swimming Club [CAN]:
Name of coach
Scott Wilson [Edmonton Keyano]; Vince Mikuska [national]
Training Regime
In addition to training in the pool, he also works with a personal trainer twice a week and participates in a CrossFit programme at a local gym.

General interest

Hobbies
Collecting Lego. (whitecourtstar.com, 05 Aug 2016; kia.ca, 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always work hard." (kia.ca, 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he was named Alberta's Male Athlete of the Year by Canada's Special Olympics. (theglobeandmail.com, 18 Jul 2018)

In 2018 he received a Salute to Excellence Award from the City of Edmonton in Canada. (teamunify.com, 29 Nov 2018)
Other sports
He has earned his third degree black belt in taekwondo. (theglobeandmail.com, 18 Jul 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (whitecourtstar.com, 05 Aug 2016)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with autism at age three. (stalbertgazette.com, 05 Jul 2014)