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Rhys Gill

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
S9, SB9, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
Scotland
Occupation
Student
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
"I joined my first swimming club and started swimming competitively in 2015 aged 13."
Why this sport?
A non-profit organisation recognised his potential and encouraged him to start competing. "The Grampian Disability Sport representative at the time knew I was interested in sport and entered me into a local competition."
Club / Team
Ythan ASC [GBR] / University of Aberdeen Performance Swimming [GBR]: Scotland
Name of coach
Gail Murray; Gregor McMillan
Training Regime
He trains around 11 hours a week in the pool.

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Being selected to represent Scotland in the CPISRA World Games in 2018. (scottishdisabilitysport.com, 18 Jul 2018; grampiandisabilitysport.org.uk, 12 Sep 2018)
Injuries
At age 13 he had a minor fall and broke his foot, which required surgery. The day it came out of the cast, it broke again. As a result the injury took the best part of a year to recover from. (The Press and Journal, 06 Apr 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Train hard, eat well, be the best you can be and enjoy yourself." (grampiandisabilitysport.org.uk, 12 Sep 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (scottishdisabilitysport.com, 18 Jul 2018; grampiandisabilitysport.org.uk, 12 Sep 2018)
Impairment
He has left-sided hemiplegia. (gofundme.com, 2018)