Nicola St Clair Maitland
Origin of Impairment
S7, SB6, SM7
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2012 in Nacka, Sweden.
Why this sport?
"The first thing I fell for was the fact that I could somersault in the water, which I obviously can't do on land. Stuff like that meant that I simply enjoyed being in the water in general. And then I began falling for the sport and the adrenaline that came with it. Swimming was the best fit for me."
Club / Team
Sodertalje SS: Sweden
Nicci (Facebook profile, 02 Mar 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze medals in the S7 50m butterfly and S7 100m backstroke at the 2018 European Championships in Dublin, Ireland. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Swedish swimmer Sarah Sjostrom. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2018 Newcomer of the Year by Parasport Sweden. (ParasportSWE YouTube channel, 06 Feb 2019)
She was born with spina bifida. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)