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INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Family
Partner Hannah
Residence
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Information Technology - DeVry University: Downers Grove, IL, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2004 in Merced, CA, United States of America. After his family moved to Washington [state] for his junior year of high school, a story about him in the Seattle Times was seen by a US national Para swimming coach, who recommended he join the national training programme.
Why this sport?
"My four older siblings all swam and played water polo so I decided that I wanted to do the same."
Club / Team
Phoenix Swim Club: United States

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
United States

General interest

Nicknames
Tyedye (Athlete, 24 Dec 2015)
Hobbies
Video games, snowboarding, hiking, ultimate frisbee, water polo. (teamusa.org, 24 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
His teammates. (Athlete, 24 Dec 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"With one foot, I can do unexpected things and amazing things. I can do the impossible." (old.seattletimes.com, 24 Dec 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Twitter profile, 18 Jan 2019)
Impairment
He was involved in a lawn mower accident at age 11, which resulted in his right lower leg being amputated. "I was sneaking up on my dad with a rubber band gun and wanted to shoot him for fun. He put it in reverse and I stumbled to the ground and lost my right foot." (gofundme.com, 25 May 2015; Athlete, 24 Dec 2015; swimmingworldmagazine.com, 15 Jan 2017)
Other information
EDUCATION
He has studied cyber security programming and small business management and entrepreneurship at DeVry University in Downers Grove, IL, United States of America. (Facebook profile, 28 Apr 2019; teamusa.org, 24 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2016-09-09 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 1 2016-09-10 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 2016-09-13 6
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 2016-09-14 6
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2016-09-17 6
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Final 1 2017-12-02 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final 1 2017-12-02 5
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final 1 2017-12-02 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final 1 2017-12-03 6
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final 1 2017-12-06 6
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 1 2017-12-06 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2017-12-06 3