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Stephen Campbell

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11

Further personal information

Residence
Cookstown, NIR
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Higher education
Computer Engineering - University of Ulster: Londonderry, NIR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2004 aged 17.
Why this sport?
He really enjoys swimming.
Club / Team
City of Derry: Londonderry, NIR
Name of coach
Jimmy Laverty
Coach from which country?
Northern Ireland
Coach from what year?
2009
Training Regime
He does two-hour training sessions early in the morning.

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Ireland
Location
Sheffield

General interest

Nicknames
Stevie, Steve, Stevo, and Blind Bat. (Athlete, 27 Jul 2010)
Hobbies
Listening to audio books, shooting, cycling and going out with friends. (Athlete, 27 Jul 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing in the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 27 Jul 2010, ncbi.ie, 15 Sep 2008)
Most influential person in career
Michael Collins from Ireland and Janet Grey. (Athlete, 27 Jul 2010)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 27 Jul 2010)
Injuries
He has suffered from a torn rotater cuff. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you can believe you can achieve." (Athlete, 27 Jul 2010)
Impairment
He lost his sight when he was 16. He has retinal detachment. (ibsports.ie, 26 Jul 2007, Athlete, 26 Jul 2010)
Other information
WORK AND STUDY
He works in project management and studied a honours degree in multimedia and computer design. (Athlete, 26 Jul 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heats 12
Men's 100 m Butterfly S11 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heats 13
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Final Round 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 7
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 3 5
Men's 100 m Butterfly S11 Heat 2 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S11 Final Round 8
Men's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 1 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 4
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S11 Heat 1 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 3 6