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Patrick Waters

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
SB9

Further personal information

Family
Wife Erin Waters, three children
Residence
Kamloops, BC, CAN
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Exercise and Health Science, Nutrition - University of British Columbia: Vancouver, BC, CAN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para Swimming in 2012.
Why this sport?
He got involved in the sport as part of his rehabilitation.
Club / Team
Kelowna Aquajets: Canada
Name of coach
Emil Dimitrov

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Setting a Canadian record in the 200m breaststroke in 2015. (viasport.ca, 19 Sep 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Just because I can't run doesn't mean I sit on my couch all day. Just because I can't walk for long periods doesn't mean I'm not out trying to do things." (pacificsportinteriorbc.com, 31 Dec 2015)
Impairment
He was born with bilateral hip dysplasia. In 2012 he underwent surgery to restructure both of his hip sockets. The operation caused his pelvis to move and resulted in a fractured vertebra in his back that also required surgery. (kamloopsthisweek.com, 31 Dec 2015)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
In 2020 he began studying business management at the Smith School of Business at Queen's University in Kingston, ON, Canada. (Facebook profile, 01 Apr 2020)