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VAN ROOSMALEN Teigan
Sport Para swimming
NPC Australia   
GenderWomen
Age27
Place of BirthBateau Bay, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13
Further Personal Information
Residence
The Entrance, NSW, AUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Massage Therapy - Canberra Institute of Technology: Australia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in 1997.
Club / Team
Mingara Aquatic Swimming Club: Tumbi Umbi, NSW, AUS
Name of coach
Kim Taylor [club], AUS; Brendan Keogh [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Australia
General Interest
Hobbies
Yoga. (dailytelegraph.com.au, 11 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her parents, and coach David Negus. (paralympic.org.au, 12 Jan 2010)
Hero / Idol
Australian swimmer Susie O'Neil. (paralympic.org.au, 22 Jun 2012)
Injuries
In November 2013 she sustained a shoulder injury and underwent surgery. She returned to competition in April 2015 at the Australian Championships in Sydney, NSW, Australia. (nbnnews.com.au, 10 Apr 2015)

She had a shoulder injury in 2008. (paralympic.org.au, 22 Jun 2012)
Awards and honours
She has been inducted as a sporting hero on the Wall of Fame at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, NSW, Australia. (paralympic.org.au, 12 Jan 2010)
Famous relatives
Her older brother has competed in surfing at national level. (paralympic.org.au, 12 Jan 2010)
Impairment
She was born with retinitis pigmentosa, which affects her vision. She also has Usher syndrome, which affects her hearing. (scic.org.au, 14 Aug 2012; paralympic.org.au, 12 Jan 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2008 50m Freestyle S13 30.51
9 2008 100m Freestyle S13 1:07.64
8 2008 400m Freestyle S13 5:02.17
9 2008 100m Backstroke S13 1:16.26
7 2008 100m Butterfly S13 1:09.48
6 2008 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:39.20
6 2012 50m Freestyle S13 29.40
7 2012 100m Freestyle S13 1:04.87
6 2012 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:35.61
7 2012 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:24.03
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2010 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:38.79
5 2010 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:27.14
4 2010 100m Butterfly S13 1:11.05
5 2010 50m Freestyle S13 29.97
4 2010 400m Freestyle S13 4:59.67
5 2010 100m Freestyle S13 1:06.43
4 2010 100m Backstroke S13 1:15.50
1 2010 5km Open Water S11-S13 1:17:35.51
3 2013 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:38.27
3 2013 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:24.34
3 2013 100m Butterfly S13 1:11.33
6 2013 50m Freestyle S13 29.79
3 2013 100m Backstroke S13 1:15.86
8 2013 100m Freestyle S13 1:09.22
7 2015 50m Freestyle S13 29.44
7 2015 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:39.09
5 2015 100m Backstroke S13 1:15.48
6 2015 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:24.03
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Event Result
3 2009 100m Backstroke S13 1:13.93
3 2009 100m Freestyle S13 SC 1:04.85
2 2009 100m Individual Medley SM13 1:14.04
2 2009 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:36.11
3 2009 50m Freestyle S13 29.83