Hayden McGuigan

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S9, SB8, SM9

Further personal information

Occupation
Student

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming competitively in 2007.
Club / Team
Mornington Peninsula Swim Club: Australia

General interest

Hero / Idol
Australian para-swimmer Matt Cowdrey. (smashfmmelbourne.com, 23 May 2013)
Awards and honours
He was named Junior Sportsperson of the Year at the 2012 Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Awards in Australia. (dsr.org.au, 2012)
Famous relatives
His sister Chelsea McGuigan has the same impairment and has competed in swimming at junior national level. (swimming.org.au, 15 Apr 2013)
Impairment
He has hereditary spastic paraplegia. The condition leads to progressive stiffness and contraction of the lower limbs due to nerve damage. (smashfmmelbourne.com, 23 May 2013)
Other information
GO GLASGOW PROGRAMME
He was selected to take part in the 'Go Glasgow' programme in 2013. He was part of a team of five swimmers who travelled to Edmonton, AB, Canada, to gain international experience in preparation for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (swimming.org.au, 2013)