Teigan Van Roosmalen

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Teigan Van Roosmalen
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2012 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of Van Roosmalen
Personal information
Born (1991-04-06) 6 April 1991 (age 23)
Bateau Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Sport
Country Australia
Sport Swimming
Event(s) 100 m breaststroke, 200 m individual medley, 50 m and 100 m freestyle
Achievements and titles
Highest world ranking 2

Teigan Van Roosmalen (born 6 April 1991) is a Paralympic S13 swimmer from Australia. She is legally blind and deaf. She has a swimming scholarship from the Australian Institute of Sport. Her events are the 100 m breaststroke, 200 m individual medley, 50 m and 100 m freestyle. She competed at the 2011 Para Pan Pacific Championships in Edmonton, where she won a gold medal in the S13 400 freestyle event. She competed at the 2008 Summer and 2012 Summer Paralympics.

Personal[edit]

Van Roosmalen was born in Bateau Bay, New South Wales on 6 April 1991.[1][2][3] She "is legally blind and deaf, with cysts pushing on her optic nerve causing blackouts in one eye."[1] This is a result of Usher's Syndrome and retinitis pigmentosa.[1] She has a brother involved with the surfing community, and has competed at the Australian Surf Titles.[2] In 2009, she was working towards earning her Higher School Certificate.[4] She is a professional swimmer.[2][3] As of January 2012, she is attending the Canberra Institute of Technology, where she is studying massage therapy.[1][3]

Van Roosmalen was photographed by Central Coast Express Advocate photographer Troy Snook, whose picture of her finished second in the Northern region in the 2010 Community Newspaper Association Awards.[5] A photograph of her has graced the front of the 2006 Central Coast telephone book.[2]

Swimming[edit]

Teigan at the AIS Aquatic Centre

Van Roosmalen is an S13 and S15 swimmer,[1][2] with a swimming scholarship from the Australian Institute of Sport.[1] Her events are the 100 m breaststroke, 200 m individual medley, 50 m and 100 m freestyle.[1] She trains with Ellie Cole.[6] As of January 2012, "She is ranked No.2 in the world in the 100 m breaststroke, fourth in the 200 m IM, fifth in the 100 m freestyle and sixth in the 50 m freestyle."[1] In 2010, she was ranked first in the world in the 100 m breaststroke.[7] Her Australian Institute of Sport coach is Graeme Carroll.[1] At the Australian Institute of Sport, she changed her training and went from focusing on the butterfly to the medley and breaststroke events.[7] Her home pool is Mingara Aquatic. When she trains there, she is coached by Kim Taylor.[1] She also competes in able bodied swimming events.[4]

Van Roosmalen started swimming in 1997 and first represented Australia at the 2005 Deaflympics in Melbourne.[2][8] In 2007, she set an Australian age record and won a gold medal at the Arafura Games in the 100 m butterfly event.[2][3] In 2007, she also competed at the Australian Short Course Championships.[2] In 2008, she competed at the IPC Swimming World Cup and took home a set of bronze medals.[2][3] In 2009, she competed at the New South Wales Country swimming championships where she came away with four gold medals.[4] That year, she also competed at the Paralympic World Cup in Manchester, England. She finished eleventh in the Women’s MD 100 Freestyle event with a personal time of 1:06.97, less than a second behind Ellie Cole. She finished ninth in the Women’s MD 100 Breaststroke event with a personal best time of 1:29.76. She finished third in the Women’s S13 100 Butterfly event with a personal best time of 1:08.24.[9] At the 2008 Beijing Games, she competed in six events and did not win a medal.[10]

In 2010, Van Roosmalen competed at the Australian short course championships, which were held in Brisbane, Queensland. She won three medals at the competition, but also re-injured her shoulder.[7] She also competed at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships held in Eindhoven, the Netherlands in the S11-13 events, but did not finish in the top three in any of her events, the only Australian at the competition to do so.[11] She had a time of 4:59.67 in the women's 400 m freestyle S13 event, where she finished fourth.[12] In the 50m freestyle S13 event, she finished fifth, setting a personal best with a time of 29.97.[13] A shoulder injury almost prevented her from competing in the competition, with a question regarding her participation because of the necessity of a medical clearance until such a time that she boarded the plane to depart Australia.[7] She competed at the 2011 Para Pan Pacific Championships in Edmonton, Alberta,[1] where she finished first in the S13 400 freestyle event,[6] her first medal finish at a major international competition.[6] In January 2012, she competed at the Australian Deaf Games in Geelong, Victoria.[14] She finished first in the 100m Butterfly Women's Open event with a games record time of 1.09.68.[14] She finished first in the 50m Breaststroke Women's Open event with a time of 39.82.[15] She finished third in the 100m Backstroke Women's Open event with a time of 1.17.28.[16] She was credited with having the "Outstanding Swim of the Meet" by the Games's organisers.[17]

Van Roosmalen competed at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in six different swimming events, qualifying for the finals in four events. In the process, she set several personal best times.[2][3] At the games, she participated in a re-run of the 400m S13 freestyle final because of an equipment malfunction.[4] She competed at the Australian championships on 15 March 2012 in order to qualify for the games.[1][3][18][19] She was successful, and swam in four events,[20] finishing sixth in the 50m freestyle - S13,[21] seventh in the 100m freestyle - S13 and the 100m breaststroke - SB13,[22][23] and sixth in the 200m metre individual medley SM13.[24]

Competing at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal, Canada, Van Roosmalen won four bronze medals in the Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13, Women's 100m Butterfly S13, Women's 100m Breaststroke SB13 and Women's 100m Backstroke S13 .[25][26][27]

Personal best times[edit]

The following are van Roosmalen's personal best times as of 16 September 2012:

Type Event Time Meet Swim Date Reference
Long Course 50m Backstroke 36.46 2009 Telstra Australian Swimming Championships 17-Mar-09 [28]
Long Course 100m Backstroke 01:17.0 2011 Telstra Australian Swimming Championships 1-Apr-11 [28]
Long Course 50m Breaststroke 39.4 2012 Victorian Championships 14-Jan-12 [28]
Long Course 100m Breaststroke 01:24.0 2011 MC Age Championships 9-Oct-11 [28]
Long Course 50m Butterfly 31.75 2009 Telstra Australian Swimming Championships 17-Mar-09 [28]
Long Course 100m Butterfly 01:09.2 2009 Telstra Australian Swimming Championships 17-Mar-09 [28]
Long Course 200m Butterfly 02:33.1 2009 NSW State Open Championships 13-Feb-09 [28]
Long Course 50m Freestyle 29.40 2012 Summer Paralympics 1-Sep-12 [21]
Long Course 100m Freestyle 01:04.5 2011 Telstra Australian Swimming Championships 1-Apr-11 [28]
Long Course 400m Freestyle 04:57.5 2010 Telstra Australian Champions 16-Mar-10 [28]
Long Course 200m Medley 02:36.9 2012 NSW State Open Championships All Events 10-Feb-12 [28]
Open Water 5000m Freestyle 15:15.2 2008 Australian Age Open Water 14-Apr-08 [28]
Short Course 50m Backstroke 35.81 2007 NSW Country SC Championships 7-Jul-07 [28]
Short Course 100m Backstroke 01:12.6 2011 Australian Short Course Championships 2-Jul-11 [28]
Short Course 50m Breaststroke 40.78 2007 NSW Country SC Championships 7-Jul-07 [28]
Short Course 100m Breaststroke 01:23.6 2011 Australian Short Course Championships 3-Jul-11 [28]
Short Course 50m Butterfly 31.74 2010 Telstra Australian Short Course 14-Jul-10 [28]
Short Course 100m Butterfly 01:08.5 2010 Telstra Australian Short Course 14-Jul-10 [28]
Short Course 200m Butterfly 02:29.2 2009 NSW State Open SC Championships 24-Jul-09 [28]
Short Course 50m Freestyle 29.13 2011 Australian Short Course Championships 1-Jul-11 [28]
Short Course 100m Freestyle 01:03.8 2010 Telstra Australian Short Course 14-Jul-10 [28]
Short Course 400m Freestyle 04:49.7 2010 Telstra Australian Short Course 14-Jul-10 [28]
Short Course 200m Medley 02:33.4 2010 Telstra Australian Short Course 14-Jul-10 [28]

Recognition[edit]

In 2008, Van Roosmalen was named the Central Coast Young Achiever winner.[18][19] In February 2009, she was named the Express Advocate Young Achiever.[4] A picture of her appears in the Powerhouse Museum’s Wall of Fame.[2] In 2011, she received a Sport Achievement Award from the Australian Institute of Sport.[29]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Herd, Emma (13 January 2012). "Life in the fast lane may lead to London". Central Coast Express Advocate (Sydney). p. 68. Record Number EXW_T-20120113-1-068-144909. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Teigan Van Roosmalen". Sydney: Australian Paralympic Committee. 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "AIS Paralympic Swimming – Teigan Van Roosmalen". Bruce, Australian Capital Territory: Australian Institute of Sport. 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Van Roosmalen a top achiever". Express Advocate Gosford Edition (Gosford, New South Wales). 26 February 2009. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Wave of success for photographer in national newspaper awards". Central Coast Express Advocate (Sydney). 11 August 2010. p. 3. Record Number AXG_T-20100811-1-003-533301. 
  6. ^ a b c "Australian Medal Haul". The Age (Melbourne). 12 August 2011. p. 15. Record Number 20110812000034532937. 
  7. ^ a b c d Herd, Emma (4 August 2010). "Battling Van Roosmalen pins hopes on clearance". Central Coast Express Advocate (Sydney). p. 71. Record Number EXG_T-20100804-1-071-521610. 
  8. ^ Deaflympics Athlete: Teigan van Roosmalen
  9. ^ "Four more personal bests in Manchester". Brisbane: Swimming Queensland. 26 May 2009. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "Teigan van Roosmalen". International Paralympic Committee Results Database. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Aussies' IPC medals rush". Daily Telegraph (Sydney). 23 August 2010. p. 63. Record Number DTM_T-20100823-1-063-911676. 
  12. ^ "ACT pair rake in the gold at titles". Canberra Times (Canberra: Financial Times Limited – Asia Africa Intelligence Wire). 21 August 2010. Record Number WCTS89315807. 
  13. ^ "Hall swims to win at worlds". The Advertiser (Adelaide). 20 August 2010. p. 98. Record Number ADV_T-20100820-1-098-989658. 
  14. ^ a b "XVI Australian Deaf Games: Swimming". Australian Deaf Games. 14 January 2012. p. 1. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  15. ^ "XVI Australian Deaf Games: Swimming". Australian Deaf Games. 14 January 2012. p. 2. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  16. ^ "XVI Australian Deaf Games: Swimming". Australian Deaf Games. 14 January 2012. p. 3. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  17. ^ "Swimming Australia recognised for inclusion awareness". Unley, South Australia: Unley Amateur Swimming Club. 6 February 2012. 
  18. ^ a b Geddes, Jonathan (10 February 2012). "Picking the winners". North Shore Times (Sydney). p. 23. Record Number NSS_T-20120210-1-023-128067. 
  19. ^ a b "World's their oyster for our talented youngsters". Mosman Daily (Sydney). 9 February 2012. p. 150. 
  20. ^ "Teigan van Roosmalen - Swimming". Official site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  21. ^ a b "Women's 50m Freestyle - S13". Official site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  22. ^ "Women's 100m Freestyle - S13". Official site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  23. ^ "Women's 100m Breaststroke - SB13". Official site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  24. ^ "Women's 200 metre individual medley - SM13". Official site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  25. ^ "Golden start for the Australian swim team in Montreal". Swimming Australia News, 13 August 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  26. ^ "A world record and more gold medals for Australia in Montreal". Swimming Australia News, 14 August 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  27. ^ "Dreams come true at IPC World Championships". Swimming Australia News. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  28. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "Teigan Van Roosmalen, Personal Bests". Perth: Swimming Western Australia. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  29. ^ "Sport Achievement Awards". Australian Institute of Sport. 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2012.