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Sport Para swimming
NPC New Zealand   
GenderWomen
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S7, SB7, SM7
Further Personal Information
Residence
Auckland, NZL
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age seven.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to take up the sport as a form of exercise by her physiotherapist.
Club / Team
Coast Swimming Club: New Zealand
Name of coach
Nick Salmon [club]
General Interest
Hero / Idol
New Zealand Para swimmers Sophie Pascoe, Rebecca Dubber and Mary Fisher. (stuff.co.nz, 25 Aug 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (stuff.co.nz, 25 Aug 2017; Long Bay College Facebook page, 30 Jul 2018)
Impairment
She has impaired movement in her right leg as a result of being struck by a car at age three. She sustained head and internal injuries during the accident and underwent brain surgery. (stuff.co.nz, 25 Aug 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.