Terrence Parkin - Deaf Swimmer from South Africa

Athletic Competition:

In the 2000 Olympics Sydney, Australia Terrence Parkin won the Silver Medal in the 200 Meter Breaststroke. He also competed in the 2004 Athens Olympics. In the "hearing" Olympics he used strobe light signals to know when to start swimming. Plus, he did even better in deaf competition, winning two gold medals at the 2005 Deaflympics.

Personal Data:

Parkin is South African, and was just 20 years old in 2000.

He began swimming at age 12. He is married, and painting is his hobby.

Swimming Academy:

Building on his success, Parkin set up the Parkin-Widex Swimming Academy in cooperation with Widex, a hearing aid manufacturer. Parkin coaches deaf and hearing kids in swimming.

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