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Jim Cuevas

Athletics | Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T53, F55

Further personal information

Residence
Jersey City, NJ, USA
Languages
English, Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up wheelchair sport in 2002 with North Jersey Navigators in United States of America.
Why this sport?
He was invited to join North Jersey Navigators by assistant coach Daniel Marti. He tried a number of adaptive sports, including archery, table tennis and swimming, but enjoyed athletics the most.

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Spina bifida is just part of who I am. So is being an athlete." (keanxchange.com, 07 Dec 2011)
Other sports
He has competed in para-swimming, ice sledge hockey and wheelchair basketball at national level in United States of America. (roadrunnersports.com, 22 Jul 2004)
Famous relatives
His parents Jim and Isabel have coached athletics for North Jersey Navigators in United States of America. (kesslerfoundation.org, 06 May 2015)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida. (keanxchange.com, 07 Dec 2011)
Other information
OTHER STUDIES
He studied at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, PA, United States of America, and did recreational therapy at St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, NY, United States of America. (Facebook profile, 08 Jan 2017)