Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
S6, SB6, SM6
Further personal information
West Vancouver, BC, CAN
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming competitively in high school in West Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Why this sport?
"I went to a friend's high school meet. I just remembered how much I enjoyed the sport, so I wanted to try it again."
Club / Team
West Vancouver Otters: Canada
Name of coach
Norman Ng [club], CAN; Craig McCord [national]
Pan Pacific Championships
Pasadena, CA, USA
Hockey, American football, soccer. (swimming.ca, 22 Mar 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I believe in miracles. I have to." [Terry Fox] (Facebook profile, 30 Mar 2015)
His father played rugby and hockey at provincial level in Ontario, Canada. (swimming.ca, 22 Mar 2015)
To compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (nsnews.com, 04 Jan 2012)
He got chicken pox at age two. The illness caused him to have a stroke one day while travelling in his mother's car. He now has partial paralysis on the left side of his body. "All of a sudden he wasn’t talking. I looked up at the rear view mirror and his eyeballs had rolled back in his head and the left side of his body had completely lost function," his mother said. (swimming.ca, 22 Mar 2015; bc.ctvnews.ca, 26 Mar 2014; nsnews.com, 04 Jan 2012)
|Men's 50 m Butterfly S7||Heat 2||2015-07-17||11|
|Men's 50 m Freestyle S7||Heat 1||2015-07-19||17|
|Men's 50 m Butterfly S6||Heat 1||2016-09-09||4|
|Men's 50 m Butterfly S6||Final Round||2016-09-09||7|
|Men's 50 m Freestyle S6||Heat 3||2016-09-10||7|
|Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts||Final Round||2016-09-14||7|