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Teigan Van Roosmalen

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Teigan Van Roosmalen
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2012 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of Van Roosmalen
Personal information
Full name Teigan Van Roosmalen
Nationality  Australia
Born (1991-04-06) 6 April 1991 (age 25)
Bateau Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle, breaststroke, medley
Classifications S13, SB13, SM13

Teigan Van Roosmalen (born 6 April 1991) is an Australian Paralympic S13 swimmer. 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 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 has trained 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 win any medals, 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]

Van Roosmalen at the 2012 London Paralympics

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]

At the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships, Glasgow, Scotland, she finished fifth in the Women's 100m Backstroke S13, sixth in the Women's 100m Breaststroke SB13 and seventh in the Women's 50m Freestyle S13 and Women's 200m Individual Medley SM13.[28]

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 [29]
Long Course 100m Backstroke 01:17.0 2011 Telstra Australian Swimming Championships 1-Apr-11 [29]
Long Course 50m Breaststroke 39.4 2012 Victorian Championships 14-Jan-12 [29]
Long Course 100m Breaststroke 01:24.0 2011 MC Age Championships 9-Oct-11 [29]
Long Course 50m Butterfly 31.75 2009 Telstra Australian Swimming Championships 17-Mar-09 [29]
Long Course 100m Butterfly 01:09.2 2009 Telstra Australian Swimming Championships 17-Mar-09 [29]
Long Course 200m Butterfly 02:33.1 2009 NSW State Open Championships 13-Feb-09 [29]
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 [29]
Long Course 400m Freestyle 04:57.5 2010 Telstra Australian Champions 16-Mar-10 [29]
Long Course 200m Medley 02:36.9 2012 NSW State Open Championships All Events 10-Feb-12 [29]
Open Water 5000m Freestyle 15:15.2 2008 Australian Age Open Water 14-Apr-08 [29]
Short Course 50m Backstroke 35.81 2007 NSW Country SC Championships 7-Jul-07 [29]
Short Course 100m Backstroke 01:12.6 2011 Australian Short Course Championships 2-Jul-11 [29]
Short Course 50m Breaststroke 40.78 2007 NSW Country SC Championships 7-Jul-07 [29]
Short Course 100m Breaststroke 01:23.6 2011 Australian Short Course Championships 3-Jul-11 [29]
Short Course 50m Butterfly 31.74 2010 Telstra Australian Short Course 14-Jul-10 [29]
Short Course 100m Butterfly 01:08.5 2010 Telstra Australian Short Course 14-Jul-10 [29]
Short Course 200m Butterfly 02:29.2 2009 NSW State Open SC Championships 24-Jul-09 [29]
Short Course 50m Freestyle 29.13 2011 Australian Short Course Championships 1-Jul-11 [29]
Short Course 100m Freestyle 01:03.8 2010 Telstra Australian Short Course 14-Jul-10 [29]
Short Course 400m Freestyle 04:49.7 2010 Telstra Australian Short Course 14-Jul-10 [29]
Short Course 200m Medley 02:33.4 2010 Telstra Australian Short Course 14-Jul-10 [29]

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.[30]

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 "Cole takes Aussies to six gold in Edmonton". Swimming Australia. 11 August 2011. Archived from the original on 30 April 2016. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  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. ^ "Teigan Van Roosmalen results" (PDF). Glasgow 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  29. ^ 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. 
  30. ^ "Sport Achievement Awards". Australian Institute of Sport. 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 

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