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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Classification
S7, SB7, SM7

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He learnt to swim as an infant, before getting into competitive swimming. "I got into summer league swimming when I was about six years old and then year-round swimming at Bolles [school] when I was in fifth grade."
Why this sport?
He followed his older brother into the sport. "I followed him through everything. He started [swimming] year-round the year before I did, and I just wanted to keep up with him. Swimming is one of those sports where for me as an individual with achondroplasia, the pressure that I get on all my joints, it's a lot better for my bones. When I dive into the pool, everything going through my day just goes away. Swimming is an individual sport, so it's mostly just on you. Having that responsibility for me is really nice to know that I'm in control of what I do. I'm in control of what work I put in. And at the end of the day, it's all I want to do."
Club / Team
Bolles School Sharks: Jacksonville, FL, USA

General interest

Hobbies
Singing in his church choir. (itgnext.com, 28 Mar 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he was recognised as a Scholastic All-America swimmer by USA Swimming. (swimswam.com, 17 Sep 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (teamunify.com, 13 Feb 2019)