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Michael Heath

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Woodstock, ON, CAN
Occupation
Hospitality Professional

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He started swimming when he was seven at the local pool in Thamesford.
Why this sport?
His sister was a swimmer, so his mother thought he should try it.
Club / Team
Wilmot Aquatic Aces: Canada
Name of coach
Joni Maertens-Sanders, Reg Chappell [national]
Coach from what year?
2010
Training Regime
In the months before the 2012 Paralympic Games in London he swam twice a day, six days a week. He also worked with a personal trainer outside of the pool.

General interest

Hobbies
Fishing. (norwichgazette.com, 10 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 3 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 3 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Final Round 8
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 3 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 2 2012-08-31 5
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 1 2012-09-02 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 2 2012-09-06 6