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INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE

Mikhael Keyser

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Occupation
Coach, Personal Trainer
Languages
English
Higher education
Health and Welfare Studies - University of Wisconsin: River Falls, WI, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He has been swimming since age eight. He was introduced to para-sports in 2000 at the National Disability Trials.
Why this sport?
"Swimming allows you to compete every day in practices and meets against yourself, and your teammates."

General interest

Hobbies
Swimming, building, racing cars. (USOC, 06 Jul 2007, uwrf.edu, 06 Jul 2007)
Most influential person in career
His parents Jane and Ken, for inspiring him to swim. (uwrf.edu, 06 Jul 2007)
Impairment
He lost his leg to a rare form of cancer, Ewing's Sarcoma, at age four. (hanger.com, 06 Jul 2007)
Other information
COACHING
He is head coach of the Raptor Swim Club in Beaumont, TX, United States. (gulfswimming.org, 20 Sep 2012)