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Thomas Watry

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
United States
Occupation
Student
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2012.
Why this sport?
He went to swimming lessons "like most kids" for water safety and it developed into a passion.
Club / Team
St Croix Swim Club [USA] / Stillwater High School [USA]:
Name of coach
Brian Luke [Stillwater High School]

General interest

Injuries
He suffered a broken leg during his first season of competition at high school. (Valley Access Channels YouTube channel, 01 Feb 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I get in [the water] and I want to be like everybody else, and I do that. I hold myself to the same standard as everybody else. There's no difference." (twincities.com, 25 Feb 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (twincities.com, 25 Feb 2018)
Impairment
He was born with an underdeveloped right leg. When he was nine months old, doctors amputated his foot so that he could learn to walk with a prosthetic leg. (sahsponyexpress.com, 10 Apr 2014; twincities.com, 25 Feb 2018)