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Jan Graefe

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Family
Wife Ulrike, children Malte and Kajo
Residence
Rostock, GER
Occupation
Business Owner
Languages
German

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
He used to compete in able-bodied swimming at an elite level, and he took up Para swimming soon after his accident. "I soon realised that I am very unbalanced without sports. That got on my nerves."
Club / Team
SC Empor Rostock 2000: Germany
Name of coach
Maik Michalski [club]
Training Regime
He has between eight and 10 training sessions a week.

General interest

Most influential person in career
His wife. (svz.de, 21 Dec 2018)
Other sports
He competed in able-bodied open water swimming in 2015 World Masters Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. (masters.kazan2015.com, 09 Aug 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (svz.de, 21 Dec 2018)
Impairment
He injured his left leg and required a hip replacement after he was involved in a motorcycle accident in 2017. (svz.de, 21 Dec 2018)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He runs Swimshop-Graefe in Rostock, Germany. The business is a swimming and triathlon equipment specialist. (Facebook page, 09 Mar 2019)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as president of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Swimming Association in Germany. (svz.de, 21 Dec 2018)