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Madeleine Babcock

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

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

Further personal information

Residence
Belmont, MA, USA
Occupation
Student

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began having swimming lessons at age 18 months, and joined Belmont Aquatic Team at age six.
Why this sport?
"I love to dive into the water and I love the feeling of racing. I race against myself, trying to beat my best times."
Club / Team
Belmont Aquatic Team: United States
Name of coach
Robin Ross [club]
Training Regime
She swims for about two hours every day. She trains five times a week with Belmont Aquatic Team and once a week with the swim team at Adaptive Sports New England.

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"You can do anything you put your mind to and you don't have any limits. You're your only limit." (boston.com, 18 Jun 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (boston.com, 18 Jun 2016)
Impairment
She was born with glaucoma [optic nerve] and aniridia [iris]. She is blind in her left eye and only has light perception in her right eye. (boston.com, 18 Jun 2016)