Sanja Polic

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
S5, SB4

Further personal information

Residence
Rijeka, CRO
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Croatian
Higher education
Marketing - University of Rijeka: Croatia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming in 2010 at the PK Forca club in Rijeka, Croatia.
Why this sport?
"Swimming is not just a sport to me, as it brings me a lot of positive energy. The moment I jump into the pool, all obstacles and limits are gone. I really enjoy being in the water."
Club / Team
PK Forca: Rijeka, CRO
Name of coach
Laura Sirotich [club], CRO; Slobodan Glavcic [national], CRO

General interest

Hobbies
Modern dance, reading books, spending time with friends. (in-portal.hr, 31 Jul 2015, 02 Mar 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (in-portal.hr, 02 Mar 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It's good, but it can be even better." (in-portal.hr, 02 Mar 2015)
Impairment
Her mother suffered a ruptured appendix, which led to Polic being born prematurely. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age six months. (in-portal.hr, 02 Mar 2015)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
While completing her degree at the University of Rijeka in Croatia, she became the representative for students with an impairment. "I have always wanted to motivate people with an impairment to follow their passion and encourage them to enrol at university." (efri.uniri.hr, 2016)