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Sascha Kindred

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
S6, SB7, SM6

Further personal information

Family
Wife Nyree, daughter Ella
Residence
Hereford, ENG
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing at age 11.
Why this sport?
He wanted to copy his older brother, who was a keen swimmer.

International debut

Year
1994
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Valletta, MLT

General interest

Nicknames
Sash (britishswimming.org, 27 Jan 2010)
Hobbies
Supporting English football team Manchester United. (bbc.com, 03 Aug 2014)
Most influential person in career
His mother, and his brother. (swimming.org, 19 Aug 2010)
Hero / Idol
US basketballer Michael Jordan, US sprinter Michael Johnson, Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (British Swimming, 19 Aug 2010)
Injuries
He missed the 2011 European Championships in Berlin, Germany, because of a back injury. (herefordtimes.com, 04 Oct 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always give 100% and listen to all advice." (British Swimming, 19 Aug 2010)
Awards and honours
He was named a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire [CBE] in the 2017 New Year's Honours list for services to swimming. (bbc.com, 31 Dec 2016)

He was named Sports Personality of the Year at the 2016 Herefordshire and Worcestershire Sports Awards in England. (herefordtimes.com, 10 Nov 2016)

In 2016 he became the first individual to be made an honorary freeman of the county of Herefordshire in England. (itv.com, 16 Dec 2016)

He was named Senior Sportsman of the Year by Hereford Council in 2008, 2009 and 2015. (saschakindred.co.uk, Oct 2016)

He was named Senior Sportsperson of the Year by BBC Hereford and Worcester Region in 2013 and 2015. He was also named Senior Sportsman of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2013. (saschakindred.co.uk, Oct 2016)

In 2012 he received an Outstanding Achievement Award from Herefordshire Sport in England. (saschakindred.co.uk, Oct 2016)

In 2009 he was named an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire [OBE] for services to para-sport. (saschakindred.co.uk, Oct 2016)

He was named 2009 Sportsperson with an Impairment of the Year by West Sussex County Council in England. (saschakindred.co.uk, Oct 2016)

He received an Outstanding Achievement Award from British Swimming in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. (saschakindred.co.uk, Oct 2016)

He was named Sportsperson with an Impairment of the Year at the 2007 BBC Midlands Sports Awards. He shared the award with British para-swimmer Nyree Lewis. (bbc.co.uk, 10 Oct 2008)

He was named 2006 Sportsman of the Year and Sportsperson with an Impairment of the Year by Hereford Council in England. (saschakindred.co.uk, Oct 2016)

He was named 2004 Regional Athlete with an Impairment of the Year by BBC North West. (saschakindred.co.uk, Oct 2016)
Famous relatives
His wife Nyree [nee Lewis] represented Great Britain in swimming at four consecutive Paralympic Games. She won two gold, five silver and three bronze medals between 2000 and 2012. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Apr 2015; saschakindred.co.uk, 30 Mar 2015)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy. The condition affects the right side of his body, as well as his left arm. (totalswimming.co.uk, 27 Jan 2010)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In February 2017 he announced his retirement from competitive swimming. "Since swimming in Rio [2016 Paralympic Games] I had been very much focused on continuing in the sport that has given me so much, but I have come to the realisation that the physical and mental demands to be an elite athlete are becoming too much.” (paralympic.org, 07 Feb 2017)

COMMUNITY WORK
He has been involved with a number of charities including Scope, which helps people with cerebral palsy, HemiHelp for young people with hemiplegia, Megan Baker House which provides education for those in need, and The Firefighters Charity. (saschakindred.co.uk, 04 Apr 2013)

FROM GERMANY TO GREAT BRITAIN
Born in Greven, at the time part of West Germany, he moved to Great Britain at age three with his mother Beatrice and twin brother Timo. (totalswimming.co.uk, 27 Jan 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 2 7
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 2 1
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 4
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heat 2 2
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 6
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Heat 1 4
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 3
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Heat 2 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 2 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final Round 6
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 1 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Heat 2 1
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heats 2
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heats 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heats 9
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Heats 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heats 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heats 6
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heats 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Heats 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 1
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 9999
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Heat 2 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 1 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 4
IPC Swimming World Championships Malta 1994 (Malta, Malta)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heats 13
IPC Swimming World Championships Christchurch 1998 (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m Medley Open Final Round 3
Men's 4x100 m Medley Open Heats 5
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle Open Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heats 5
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heats 9999
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heats 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heats 2
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Heats 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heats 25
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heats 25
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Heat 1 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 2 4
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final Round 9999
Men's 200 m Medley SM6 Heat 2 1
Men's 200 m Medley SM6 Final Round 1
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 3
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heat 2 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Final Round 2012-09-01 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Heat 2 2012-09-01 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 2 2012-09-03 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 2012-09-03 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2012-09-04 3
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 2 2012-09-07 4
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final Round 2012-09-07 9999
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Final 1 2013-08-13 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Heat 1 2013-08-13 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final 1 2013-08-15 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 2013-08-15 1
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 1 2015-07-15 3
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final 1 2015-07-15 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 2 2015-07-17 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final 1 2015-07-17 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2015-07-19 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2015-07-19 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final Round 2016-09-09 6
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 1 2016-09-09 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2016-09-10 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 2016-09-12 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 2016-09-12 1