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HUEBNER Tanya
Sport Para swimming
NPC Australia   
GenderWomen
Age40
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S6, SB6, SM6
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in 2010.
Why this sport?
She was spotted at an Australia Paralympic Committee Talent Search Day in 2009.
Club / Team
Melbourne Vicentre Swimming Club: Australia
Name of coach
Brad Harris [club]; Brendan Keogh [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Australia
General Interest
Nicknames
Tan (vis.org.au 30 Jul 2010)
Hero / Idol
US long distance swimmer Lynne Cox. (paralympic.org.au, 21 Jun 2012)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She has lucky earrings she wears each time she competes. (paralympic.org.au, 21 Jun 2012)
Other sports
She won gold in para-athletics at the 2013 World Dwarf Games in East Lansing, MI, United States of America. (2013worlddwarfgames.org, 03 Aug 2013)
Impairment
She was born with achondroplasia and is a person of short stature. (paralympic.org.au, 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2012 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:39.12
Heat 2012 50m Freestyle S6 38.78
4 2012 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:42.45
Heats 2012 50m Butterfly S6 44.78
Heats 2012 100m Freestyle S6 1:30.76
Heats 2016 50m Butterfly S6 42.80
5 2016 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:40.54
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2010 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:42.34
6 2010 50m Freestyle S6 38.19
9 2010 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:36.50
9 2010 100m Freestyle S6 1:28.82
7 2010 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 3:43.62
6 2010 50m Butterfly S6 42.85
7 2010 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:19.65
4 2015 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:40.85
8 2015 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:58.73
Heats 2015 50m Butterfly S6 43.22
Heats 2015 50m Freestyle S6 39.08