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Mackenzie Strong

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13

Further personal information

Occupation
Student
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began learning to swim at six months old.
Why this sport?
Doctors recommended she take part in swimming to improve her physical development, so her parents enrolled her in a special programme for babies.
Club / Team
Mundelein Mustang Swim Club [USA] / Mundelein High School [USA]:
Name of coach
Rahul Sethna [Mundelein High School], USA; Melissa Healy [Mustang SC], USA

General interest

Nicknames
Kenzi (Instagram profile, 16 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (lakecountygazette.com, 08 Dec 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"What keeps me motivated the most is that I always think of other people with my condition, and I want to show them that it doesn't matter what condition you have or what obstacles you face; you can always do what you want to do. I guess I've always wanted to be a role model. Never let anything hold you back. As long as you communicate what you need, there's no reason why you can't do everything everyone else is doing." (lakecountygazette.com, 08 Dec 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (lakecountygazette.com, 08 Dec 2016)
Impairment
She was born with albinism and a visual impairment. (lakecountygazette.com, 08 Dec 2016)