Jean Crespo

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S6

Further personal information

Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Music, Performing Arts - University of Puerto Rico [UPR]: Rio Piedras, PUR

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
He was looking for a physical activity to help him lose weight. He was then invited to try swimming by coach Lourdes Vega, who was interested in training a person with an impairment.

General interest

Nicknames
Jeanpi (dialogoupr.com, 22 Aug 2013)
Impairment
He has paraplegia as the result of a car accident he was involved in at age one. (uprm.edu, 16 Aug 2013)
Other information
TIME AT UNIVERSITY
When he entered the University of Puerto Rico University, he began studying wildlife administration. He later switched to physics, because he thought of becoming a doctor, but after a couple of years he decided it was not what he wanted. He then switched campuses and took courses in music and performing arts, where he stood out as a comedian. "At the beginning I continuously asked myself if I was doing the right thing. But now I do not have any doubts, I feel that I am doing what I want to do." (dialogoupr.com, 22 Aug 2013)