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Sean O'Riordan

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Gaelic
Higher education
Speech Therapy and Hearing - University College Cork: Ireland

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age four, and began competing at age 12.
Why this sport?
"I didn't have much of an interest in sports like football or rugby so I started swimming."
Club / Team
Sundays Well Swimming Club [SWSC]: Cork, IRL
Name of coach
Richard Cassidy [club]
Training Regime
He gets up at 05:00 to train before he begins studying.

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
Ireland
Location
Berlin, GER

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Making his international debut at the 2017 World Series event in Berlin, Germany. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (sport.ucc.ie, 14 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
He received a University College Cork scholarship award for swimming for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons in Ireland. (swimmunster.ie, 22 Nov 2018; ucc.ie, 16 Oct 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (swimmunster.ie, 22 Nov 2018)
Impairment
He has myopic astigmatism, which causes short-sightedness and sensitivity to light. (swimming.ucc.ie, 12 Dec 2018)