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Mia Van Der Merwe

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Cape Town, RSA
Occupation
Teacher's Aide
Languages
Afrikaans, English

Sport specific information

Club / Team
Western Cape Swimming Team: South Africa
Name of coach
Leal de Kock [club]

General interest

Injuries
In 2018 she suffered from a shoulder injury that affected her swimming during the 2018/19 season. Due to the injury, she was supervised by a physiotherapist during the 2019 National Championships in Durban, South Africa. In May 2019 she underwent shoulder surgery. (Facebook page, 06 Jun 2019; Facebook page, 12 Apr 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"We don't develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity." [Barbara De Angelis] (Facebook page, 06 Jun 2019)