Michael Qing

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Regina, SK, CAN
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English
Higher education
University of Regina: Canada

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age seven.
Why this sport?
The sport helps him build strength, develop social skills and gain confidence.
Club / Team
Regina Dolphins: Canada
Name of coach
Abderrahmane Tissira [club]; Craig McCord [national], GBR
Training Regime
He trains up to eight times a week.

General interest

Nicknames
Mike (swimontario.com, 08 Aug 2011)
Hobbies
Travelling, spending time with friends. (leaderpost.com, 23 Dec 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Get the best time." (leaderpost.com, 23 Dec 2014)
Awards and honours
He was named Sask Sport Inc. Athlete of the Month for March 2014. (leaderpost.com, 25 Apr 2014)

He was named 2009 Saskatchewan Junior Male Athlete of the Year. (cdssa.ca, 11 Aug 2010)

In 2008 he was named Special Olympics Canada's Male Athlete of the Year. (cdssa.ca, 11 Aug 2010)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with mosaic Down syndrome at age one. (jonathansjournalismportfolio.webs.com, 01 Feb 2010)
Other information
EARLY DAYS
Born in Canada, he lived in Beijing, China, between 1994 and 1999. (cdssa.ca, 2014)