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Nathan Maillet

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age seven, and at age 12 he joined the AS Nageurs Loudun [ASNL] club. In 2010 he was noticed by coaches from a national training centre.
Why this sport?
"I started sport with handball and gymnastics, but I loved being in the water so I learnt to swim with coach Jacky Guibert at the Loudun [ASNL] swimming club."
Club / Team
AS Nageurs Loudun [ASNL]: France
Name of coach
Bertrand Sebire [national]
Training Regime
He usually trains in a swimming pool with his club in Loudun, France. One week per month, he trains at a national training centre [CREPS] in Vichy, France. While on training camp in Vichy he trains 12 two-hour sessions per week.

General interest

Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps, French swimmer Lara Grangeon. (lanouvellerepublique.fr, 19 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games in 2020 and 2024. (lanouvellerepublique.fr, 06 Jul 2016)
Impairment
"I have an intellectual impairment, that means that I cannot understand things at the same rhythm, so I need to be explained more times. I take longer to understand things but I learn them." (mytvchain.com, 01 Oct 2020)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He is a nationally accredited lifeguard in France. "I obtained my French national water safety and lifeguard diploma [BNSSA] and in the future I would like to be a swimming coach." (lanouvellerepublique.fr, 19 Dec 2017; mytvchain.com, 01 Oct 2020)