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CROWE-SWORDS Nathan David
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Canada   
GenderMen
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL2
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Jaimie Crowe-Swords, daughter Sunnie
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began snowboarding at age 10 at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, AB, Canada.
Why this sport?
|I think it was 1988 when I bought my first snowboard at a garage sale and that was it, man. It's been kind of my passion and pursuit ever since."
Name of coach
Greg Picard [national], CAN
General Interest
Hobbies
Fishing, surfing, painting, playing guitar, dirt biking, hiking, camping. (csasurfcanada.org, 01 Jan 2018)
Impairment
In 2006 he fractured the L1 vertebra in his back while snowboarding in Red Deer, AB, Canada. "It took me almost a year to learn how to walk again without aid. Through rehab, it took me about a decade to find the confidence to get back on a snowboard. (globalnews.ca, 07 Feb 2019; canadasnowboard.ca, 01 Jun 2020; Prairie Living, 31 Jan 2020; csasurfcanada.org, 01 Jan 2018)
Other information
ROLE MODEL
He hopes to use his profile to inspire children, including his daughter Sunnie. "My daughter has cerebral palsy and being part of the Para team with Canada will hopefully give me a platform to inspire her and other children like her with special needs and different abilities. My hope is that I am an inspiration to her as she has been for me to keep pushing, continue fighting, and see the world for the beautiful adventure that it is. Beyond that If I were truly being honest with myself I would like to use this as a platform to help kids with any sort of disability or disadvantage to find their flow." (canadasnowboard.ca, 01 Jun 2020; csasurfcanada.org, 01 Jan 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
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