Giuseppa Barraco

Swimming

Biography

Further personal information

Languages
Italian
Higher education
University of Palermo: Italy

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She started swimming in late 2011.
Why this sport?
She began swimming as part of her rehabilitation programme, and enjoyed the sport and the training.
Club / Team
AS Aquarius: Trapani, ITA
Name of coach
Pietro Gilimberti [club]
Coach from which country?
Italy
Coach from what year?
2012

General interest

Nicknames
Giusy. (marsalace.it, 05 Apr 2013)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of a Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease, which started at age 13. (marsalace.it, 05 Apr 2013; social.mediaset.it, 03 Sep 2013; trapanioggi.it, 27 Feb 2013; mpv-marsala.blogspot.co.nz, 01 Mar 2014)
Other information
POSITIVE EFFECT OF SWIMMING
She started swimming as part of her rehabilitative routine and fell in love with the sport. Training gave her the opportunity to gain new strength in life. Since starting she has become active in her local community as part of the Sport for All Committee in the city Council of Marsala, and has formed an association to support people with impairments in achieving their sporting goals. (marsalace.it, 05 Apr 2013; social.mediaset.it, 03 Sep 2013; trapanioggi.it, 27 Feb 2013; mpv-marsala.blogspot.co.nz, 01 Mar 2014)