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CAVIN Chantal
Sport Para swimming
NPC Switzerland   
GenderWomen
Age44
Place of BirthBern, SUI
Height1.68 m
Weight 60 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11
Further Personal Information
Residence
Bern, SUI
Languages
German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 1995 at age 17 in Basel, Switzerland.
Name of coach
Martin Salmingkeit [national]
Coach from which country?
Switzerland
General Interest
Hobbies
Running, spending time with friends. (swissparalympic.ch, 28 May 2013)
Awards and honours
She received the 2013 Panathlon Prize for her achievements in swimming. (swissparalympic.ch, 18 Mar 2013)
Other sports
She has competed in national ironman competitions. (derbund.ch, 20 May 2013)
Impairment
She lost her sight in a sporting accident at age 14. (mobile.credit-suisse.com, 07 Oct 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2004 50m Freestyle S11 33.92
5 2004 100m Freestyle S11 1:14.97
4 2004 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:42.72
4 2008 50m Freestyle S11 32.58
4 2008 100m Freestyle S11 1:12.16
Heats 2012 100m Freestyle S11 1:19.80
Heats 2012 50m Freestyle S11 35.76
7 2012 400m Freestyle S11 6:11.29 Q
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2002 50m Freestyle S11 37.23
7 2002 100m Freestyle S11 1:31.01
5 2002 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:45.56
2 2006 50m Freestyle S11 33.30
1 2006 100m Freestyle S11 1:11.37
2 2006 400m Freestyle S11 6:08.98
2 2006 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:40.75
10 2010 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:47.01
4 2010 100m Freestyle S11 1:14.08
4 2010 100m Butterfly S11 1:37.62
6 2010 50m Freestyle S11 33.72
3 2010 400m Freestyle S11 5:51.63
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Event Result
3 2009 100m Butterfly S11 1:36.76
1 2009 50m Freestyle S11 32.35