Sebastian Ortiz Serrano

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S5, SB4

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para swimming in 2013.
Why this sport?
He initially tried swimming as part of his therapy. After about 18 months, his coach started encouraging him to start the sport more seriously because he was recording times that were fast enough for him to qualify for the Parapan American Games.

General interest

Impairment
He has paraplegia after he was involved in an accident during a motocross competition in 2010. He also broke his collarbone and suffered a collapsed lung in the incident. (elorientalpr.net, 07 Jun 2015)