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George Kelman-Johns

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Dorchester, ENG
Occupation
Student
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age five and joined a club at age eight. He started to compete at county level at age ten.
Why this sport?
"The excitement surrounding the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Paralympics was, and still is, really inspiring and showed me that disability does not have to hold you back. Swimming has been a positive aspect throughout my life. While I struggled at school academically, swimming was something at which I excelled."
Club / Team
Swim Bournemouth: England
Name of coach
Matt Heathcock
Training Regime
"I train 16 hours a week in the pool and then work out in the gym and do circuits for strength and conditioning."

General interest

Famous relatives
His sister Phoebe has competed in able-bodied swimming at county and national junior level in England. (watercress.co.uk, 25 Oct 2018; swimrankings.net, 26 Oct 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo and the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (watercress.co.uk, 25 Oct 2018)
Impairment
"As a toddler, I suffered from an illness which left me with speech and language difficulty." (watercress.co.uk, 25 Oct 2018)