Nicole Ter Wal
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Shop Assistant, Student
Management - Graafschap College : Doetinchem, NED
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming at age five and started competing at age 12.
Why this sport?
At first she learnt to swim for water safety. A few years later she was at the pool with her family and a swimming teacher invited her to join the club.
She suffered a shoulder injury in April 2012 and again in January 2013. She underwent physiotherapy and returned to training in March 2013, before returning to competition in October 2013. (nicoleterwal.nl, 03 Nov 2015)
At age one she contracted meningitis, and as a result both legs had to be amputated. Both her arms were also affected. (nicoleterwal.nl, 03 Nov 2015)