INCE Shanntol < Back  
Sport Para Swimming
CGA Trinidad & Tobago   
Gender Women
Born 10 Apr 1995
Height1.50 m
Weight 48 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment Leg length difference
Origin of Impairment Congenital
Classification S9, SB8, SM9
Further Personal Information
Residence Trinidad & Tobago
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Science
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up the sport in 1999 at nursery school.
Why this sport? "I began swimming as therapy to maintain body structure."
Club / Team Areios Aquatechs: Port of Spain, TTO
Name of coach Franz Huggins [national], TTO
International Debut
Year 2004
Competing for Trinidad & Tobago
Location Trinidad & Tobago
General Interest
Nicknames Shanny (toronto2015.org, 09 Aug 2015)
Hobbies Singing, dancing, motivational speaking. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning four gold medals at the 2013 Youth Parapan American Games in Argentina. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career Her mother. (Athlete, 30 Oct 2011)
Hero / Idol South African para-swimmer Natalie du Toit, Trinidad and Tobago swimmer George Bovell, US swimmer Simone Manuel. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2016)
Injuries In 2014 she was sidelined for six months due to dislocating her shoulder. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Don't give up on your dreams, especially when they seem too far away to reach." (Twitter profile, 06 Jun 2016)
Awards and honours She was named the 2013 Junior Sportswoman of the Year by the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee. (toronto2015.org, 09 Aug 2015)

In 2010 she was named Sports Personality of the Year by the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee. She was also presented with the Athlete with an Impairment of the Year award by the Ministry of Social Development in the same year. (TTPC, 24 Jan 2012)
Impairment She was born with her right leg shorter than her left leg. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2016)