Pierre Patane

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age four at the Cercle des Nageurs Caledoniens club in Noumea, New Caledonia.
Why this sport?
When he started swimming at age four, he was not convinced that the sport was for him and gave it up. He returned to the pool at age eight when he accompanied his sister to her swimming classes.
Club / Team
Cercle des Nageurs Caledoniens [CNC]: Nouméa, NCL

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three medals, including one gold, at the 2010 European Championships. (jeunes.nc, 06 Jun 2014)
Impairment
He has autism. (jeunes.nc, 06 Jun 2014)