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Sport Para swimming
NPC Australia   
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
S9, SB8, SM9
Further Personal Information
Buderim, QLD, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age nine.
Why this sport?
He hated swimming at first, but his parents made him stick with it because they wanted him to build up muscle and be healthy. Swimming was also easier on his body than the other sports he was involved in, like football.
Club / Team
University of the Sunshine Coast [USC] Spartans: Sippy Downs, QLD, AUS
Name of coach
Nathan Cole [club]
Senior International Debut
Competing for
General Interest
Logie (, 11 May 2011)
Dirt biking, bodyboarding, football. (, 10 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Standing beside Brenden Hall in a 100m backstroke final. (, 10 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Jan Cameron. (, 10 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
Australian Para swimmers Brenden Hall and Matt Cowdrey. (, 06 Apr 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Every time I dive into the pool I think this training is going to pay off someday, so just get it done." (, 04 May 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named the Multi-Class Swimmer of the Meet at the 2013 Australian School Championships in Adelaide, SA, Australia. (, 18 Sep 2013)

In 2009 he was presented the Col Webley Encouragement Award after earning Queensland representative honours in 10 years of junior swimming and athletics. (, 25 Nov 2009)
Other sports
He has competed in Para athletics and has set 100m, 200m, discus and long jump national junior level records in Australia. (, 02 Oct 2010)
Famous relatives
His younger sister Jorgia has competed in swimming at regional level. (, 28 Aug 2012)
He was involved in an accident with a lawn mower at age one, which resulted in his right leg being amputated below the knee. (, 04 May 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
7 2016 400m Freestyle S9 4:27.22
Heats 2016 100m Butterfly S9 1:06.66
8 2016 100m Backstroke S9 1:06.13 
Commonwealth Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
3 2018 100m Backstroke S9 1:05.29