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Nicholas Bennett

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Montreal, QC, CAN
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 10 with several clubs near his hometown of Parksville on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.
Why this sport?
"I have swam with the Ravensong Breakers and the Nanaimo White Rapids, and both teams have taught me a lot. I have made lasting friendships, challenged myself, and provided a welcoming atmosphere that has helped me appreciate swimming even more. I love most strokes but my favourite has to be breaststroke. That being said, I love to swim the 400m and 1500m free."
Club / Team
Ravensong Breakers Swim Club: Canada
Name of coach
Mike Thompson [personal, national]; Wayne Lomas [national]
Training Regime
He splits his training between the Ravensong Aquatic Centre in Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada, and the national high performance centre in Montreal, QC, Canada. He trains at least four-and-a-half hours a day.

General interest

Nicknames
Nick (nanaimonewsnow.com, 05 Jul 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named Male Para Swimmer of the Meet at the 2018 Canadian Swimming Trials in Edmonton, AB, Canada. The trials were held to select Canada's team for the 2018 Para Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo, Japan, but he was too young to be eligible for the international competition. (pqbnews.com, 08 Aug 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (vancouverislandfreedaily.com, 19 Dec 2019)