Emily Rachel Schmidt

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S14, SB14

Further personal information

Residence
Burpengary, QLD, AUS

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
Her parents got her into the sport to keep her out of a back brace and help with her asthma.
Club / Team
Australian Crawl Swimming Club: Burpengary, QLD, AUS
Name of coach
Yuriy Vdovychenko [national]

General interest

Hobbies
Horse riding. (assets.imgstg.com, 18 Nov 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three medals at the 2009 Global Games and her 200m swim at the 2011 Global Games where she lowered her personal best by 12 seconds. (assets.imgstg, 18 Nov 2011)
Hero / Idol
Australian Olympic swimmers Leisel Jones, Libby Trickett and Stephanie Rice. (caboolture-shire-herald.whereilive.com.au, 16 Feb 2009)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Go hard or go home. Also, perfect practice makes perfect." (assets.imgstg, 18 Nov 2011)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (assets.imgstg, 18 Nov 2011)
Impairment
She has a rare genetic condition called Sotos syndrome. (cabsports.com.au, 01 Dec 2011)