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Renette Bloem

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11

Further personal information

Languages
Afrikaans, English
Higher education
Psychology - University of Stellenbosch: Stellenbosch, RSA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She started in 1970 aged six in a home pool.
Why this sport?
"My dad was a good swimmer and taught me."
Club / Team
Maties: Stellenbosch, RSA
Name of coach
Brett Wood
Coach from which country?
South Africa
Coach from what year?
2007

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
South Africa
Tournament
World Short Course Championships
Location
Rio de Janeiro

General interest

Hobbies
Reading, spending time on the computer, gardening, time with my pets and friends, running, cycling. (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning an able body half marathon in 85 minutes. (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)
Most influential person in career
"My very good friend and one of my tappers - Eeden Meyer." (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)
Hero / Idol
"My pets." (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)
Injuries
She sustained a back injury in 2002 which took her one year to recover from. (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Live every day to the absolute fullest." (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)
Famous relatives
She is related to Olympic swimmer Ryk Neethling. (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)
Ambitions
To learn to ride a horse after she has retired from swimming. (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011; towncaptain.com, 14 Aug 2012)
Impairment
She was born with visual impairment. (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 2 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 7
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Final Round 8
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 2 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 6
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Heat 2 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2012-08-31 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2012-09-01 7
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Heat 2 2012-09-03 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 1 2012-09-08 5