Katie Rilett-Young

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S6

Further personal information

Residence
Burnley, ENG
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried swimming at a club in Colne, England.
Why this sport?
She has always enjoyed participating in swimming, as well as watching the sport as a spectator. She was inspired to begin swimming competitively by British Paralympian Ellie Simmonds.
Club / Team
Burnley Bobcats Swimming Club: England
Name of coach
Michael Robinson [club]
Training Regime
She trains seven times a week. Her sessions include a minimum of 12 hours in the pool and three hours on dry land.

General interest

Hobbies
Relaxing, watching television, listening to music, walking her dog (sportsaid.org.uk, 16 Nov 2014)
Hero / Idol
British para-swimmer Ellie Simmonds. (sportsaid.org.uk, 16 Nov 2014)
Awards and honours
She has received a Rising Star Award from Lancashire County Council in England. She was also named the 2012 Junior Sports Personality of the Year by the Lancashire Telegraph newspaper. (lancashiretelegraph.co.uk, 03 Sep 2013)
Other sports
She competed in athletics, shooting, table tennis, badminton and football at the 2013 World Dwarf Games in East Lansing, MI, United States. (lancashiretelegraph.co.uk, 03 Sep 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (sportsaid.org.uk, 16 Nov 2014)
Impairment
She is a person of short stature. (lancashiretelegraph.co.uk, 03 Sep 2013)