Matthew Hearne

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10

Further personal information

Residence
Wollongong, NSW, AUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming competitively at age 12.
Club / Team
Wests Illawarra Aquatic [AUS] / Illawarra Academy of Sports [AUS]:
Name of coach
James Greathead [Wests Illawarra Aquatic]

General interest

Nicknames
Matty (Facebook profile, 30 Nov 2016)
Hobbies
Spending time with friends, listening to music, playing computer games. (illawarramercury.com.au, 29 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
US boxer Muhammad Ali. (illawarramercury.com.au, 29 Jul 2015)
Other sports
He represented Australia in cerebral palsy football at the 2015 U19 World Championships in Nottingham, England. (cpsport.org, 12 Aug 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (illawarramercury.com.au, 29 Jul 2015)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy. (illawarramercury.com.au, 29 Jul 2015)