Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
S9, SB8, SM9
Further personal information
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]
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)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (twincities.com, 25 Feb 2018)
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)