Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Leg length difference, Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired, Congenital
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Occupation
Student
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up competitive swimming at age 10.
Why this sport?
Swimming was one of his favourite activities before his amputation, and he used the sport as a form of therapy after. "The water was my happy place. I couldn't wait to get back in."
Club / Team
Pikes Peak Athletics Swim Team: Colorado Springs, CO, USA

General interest

Hobbies
Football, basketball, hockey. (disabledsportsusa.org, 10 Apr 2020)
Other sports
He competes in Para triathlon at national level in United States of America, and is a two-time national youth champion in the sport. (disabledsportsusa.org, 10 Apr 2020; challengedathletes.org, 01 Jan 2013; bicycling.com, 09 May 2020)
Impairment
He was born with one leg shorter than the other and talipes equinovarus [club foot]. He underwent a number of surgeries as a child before deciding to amputate his left leg above the knee at age nine. (disabledsportsusa.org, 10 Apr 2020)