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Matthew Stark

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Residence
Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming competitively at age 10.
Why this sport?
His parents constructed a pool at home for therapeutic purposes so that he could learn to swim.
Club / Team
Genesis Aquatics Centre: Australia

General interest

Nicknames
Matt (Facebook profile, 15 Apr 2019)
Awards and honours
He was named Swimming Queensland's Most Improved Athlete of the Year for 2012 and 2013. (qld.swimming.org.au, 28 No v 2013)
Other sports
He has competed in Para triathlon at national age group level in Australia. (sportingdreams.org.au, 01 Jun 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (sportingdreams.org.au, 01 Jun 2014)
Impairment
He was born three months premature with a mild form of cerebral palsy. (princeofpeace.qld.edu.au, 2011; sportingdreams.org.au, 01 Jun 2014)