4923-Desiree Aguilar photo

Desiree Aguilar



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

English, Spanish
Higher education
English - University of Panama: Panama

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming at age 16, and Para swimming in 2001.

General interest

Hero / Idol
Her mother Arielza Castillo, Panamanian swimmer Eileen Coparropa. (, 21 Sep 2007)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"My message is simple really, never surrender. In life there will be tough situations and you have to find your way out of them." (, Sep 2009)
Other sports
She has also competed in Para athletics. (, 21 Sep 2007)
In 2001 both her legs were amputated due to gangrene. (, 21 Sep 2007)