Kara Sheridan

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Family
Husband Adam Ayers, daughter Hannah
Other names
Kara Ayers
Occupation
Director, Professor
Languages
English
Higher education
Psychology - Wright State University: Dayton, OH, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport while she was at college.
Why this sport?
To increase her fitness and make friends. She has broken bones playing wheelchair basketball and feels that swimming is safer.

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"The heart is a powerful weapon." (oif.org, 19 Jul 2002)
Impairment
She has osteogenesis imperfecta, which means her bones break easily. (nyln.org, 01 June 2005)
Other information
PROFESSOR
She is the Associate Director and an Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati University Centre for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities [UC UCEDD] in the United States of America. She is also a social media manager and an advocate for disabled people's rights. (disabledwriters.com, 25 Jan 2018)

STUDIES
She studied psychology and rehabilitation at university. She has a PhD in clinical psychology. (oif.org, 19 Jul 2002, karasheridan.com, 03 Sep 2007)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Heat 1 5