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Tyson Macdonald

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Canada
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Humanities - Wilfrid Laurier University: Brantford, ON, CAN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age five in Ingersoll, ON, Canada and first competed at age eight.
Club / Team
W Ross Macdonald Swimming [CAN] / Wilfrid Laurier University [CAN] :
Name of coach
Cathy Pardy [university]; Hans Witolla [university]

International debut

Year
2019
Competing for
Canada

General interest

Hobbies
Watching baseball. (Twitter profile, 31 May 2017)
Injuries
He spent most of the 2014/15 season recovering from a shoulder joint tear. (brantfordswimming.ca, 22 Jun 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named the Most Valuable Player for the Laurier Golden Hawks men's swimming team for 2016/17. (laurierathletics.com, 01 Apr 2017)
Other sports
He has competed in able-bodied swimming at provincial, university and national championship level in Canada. (laurierathletics.com, 05 Feb 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (laurierathletics.com, 05 Feb 2019)
Impairment
He has a learning impairment and autism. (gofundme.com, 05 Jan 2019)