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Jacqueline Rennebohm

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete, Student
Higher education
University of Western Ontario: London, ON, CAN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She started swimming at summer camp, which led her to join a competitive club.
Club / Team
Western Mustang Athletics: London, ON, CAN
Training Regime
She trains six days a week.

General interest

Hobbies
Writing poetry, singing, athletics and reading Braille. (natation.ca, 21 Jul 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Her most memorable achievements are winning gold at the 2003 IBSA World Swimming Championships and winning two bronze medals at the Canada Summer Games. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2007)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She has a lucky towel and a lucky suit that she uses in all competitions. She also listens to her favourite song to help get her pumped up before a race. (natation.ca, 21 Jul 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"...stand back and take a breath...say, 'This is my race, I'm going to have a great time. I'll swim to the best of my ability and I'll represent to the best of my ability."' (canada.com, 19 Aug 2008)
Awards and honours
She was named the Sask Sport Inc. August Athlete of the Month in 2007. (sasksport.sk.ca, 20 Sep 2007)
Other sports
She retired from swimming and changed her focus to athletics in 2009. (jacquelinerennebohm.ca, 09 Sep 2011)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with Cane-Rod Dystrophy at the age of nine, two years after her vision started to worsen. She is now legally blind. (jacquelinerennebohm.ca, 09 Sep 2011; westernmustangs.ca, 31 Oct 2011)