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Kate McKelvie

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
Napier, NZL
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming lessons at age three and took part in her first competitive swim meet in her final year of primary school.
Why this sport?
"Swimming was great for recoveries and I was having lots of that [surgery]." In 2013 she was spotted by talent identification scouts at the Junior Disability Games in Timaru, New Zealand.
Club / Team
Trojans Swim Club: New Zealand

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Stay true to yourself and never worry about what other people think." (Facebook profile, 09 Mar 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (nzherald.co.nz, 03 Oct 2017)
Impairment
She was born with spina bifida. (nzherald.co.nz, 31 Jan 2015)