Type of Impairment
Leg length difference
Origin of Impairment
S10, SB9, SM10
Further personal information
Gahanna, OH, USA
Exercise Science - Ashland University: United States
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age nine.
Why this sport?
"In swimming, it's all based on your times. It doesn't really matter what you look like or what's wrong with you."
Club / Team
Ashland Eagles: United States
Sporting philosophy / motto
"My coaches expect the same things out of me as they do of everybody else. I've always liked being seen as just a normal swimmer. That makes it easier to train hard and work hard, because I'm still expected to compete against everybody else who's able-bodied and can do everything when I can't." (goashlandeagles.com, 02 Mar 2017)
To qualify for the 2017 World Championships in Mexico City, Mexico, and to compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (goashlandeagles.com, 02 Mar 2017)
He was born with congenital focal deficiency, which left him without a growth plate in his left femur. He had a number of operations on his impairment growing up. (goashlandeagles.com, 02 Mar 2017)