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Megan Sherwin

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8

Further personal information

Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming at age eight in Scarborough, ON, Canada. She began competing at age nine.
Why this sport?
"I never want to leave the pool. Swimming has actually helped my disability. It has taught me independence and self-confidence. It's taught me to be myself. Swimming has given me the opportunity to compete, with a disability, at a high level of competition which isn't always the case in other sports."
Club / Team
Variety Village Flames Swim Team : Scarborough, ON, CAN

General interest

Hero / Idol
Canadian Para swimmer Cassidy Sheng, who passed away in 2015. (cg2017.gems.pro, 08 Aug 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It's important to know what your weaknesses are. It can help you develop them into strengths. If I want to do something I will find a way to do it." (insidetoronto.com, 02 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
She was a torch bearer for the 2015 Pan American Games torch relay. (insidetoronto.com, 02 Jul 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (empoweredkidsontario.ca, 01 Jan 2018)
Impairment
She had a stroke in utero, and the left side of her body is now weaker than her right side. "It can make some things more difficult like doing-up a buttoned shirt and things like that can take a little longer. Half the time though, I forget I have a disability." (insidetoronto.com, 02 Jul 2015; torontosun.com, 04 Dec 2012)