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Marlene Endrolath

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

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

Further personal information

Residence
Berlin, GER
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age four in Goppingen, Germany. She took up Para swimming in 2017. "I learned to swim at the age of four and got into high-performance sports at the age of 16."
Why this sport?
She followed her sister into the sport.
Club / Team
Berliner Schwimmteam: Germany
Name of coach
Phillip Semechin [club, personal], GER
Training Regime
She trains 30 hours a week. This involves 10 sessions, split between the pool and weight training.

International debut

Year
2018
Competing for
Germany

General interest

Hobbies
Cooking, listening to audiobooks, meeting friends. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
German swimmer Marco Koch. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
German swimmer Marco Koch. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Strength lies in peace and serenity." (Athlete, 22 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
In 2017 she received the Youth Athlete of Berlin Award in Germany. (morgenpost.de, 12 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To compete in a final at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo and improve her personal best times. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2021)
Impairment
Her vision started to deteriorate in 2013 due to retinitis pigmentosa. (morgenpost.de, 12 Dec 2017)