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Braedan Jason

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Family
Partner Kara Tappin
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Journalism - University of the Sunshine Coast: Sippy Downs, QLD, AUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age eight after getting involved in surf life saving. He started competing in 2009.
Club / Team
University of the Sunshine Coast [USC] Spartans: Sippy Downs, QLD, AUS
Name of coach
Nathan Doyle [club], AUS

General interest

Nicknames
Bat (paralympic.org.au, 11 Sep 2016)
Hobbies
Surfing, paddle boarding, going to the beach with friends. (usc.edu.au, 01 Oct 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fifth in the S13 400m freestyle at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (swimming.org.au, 15 Sep 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light." [Dylan Thomas] (swimming.org.au, 01 Oct 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in Ironman races for Alexandra Headland Surf Club in Australia, and recorded a ninth-place finish at the 2015 National Championships in his age category. (usc.edu.au, 01 Mar 2016)
Famous relatives
His younger brother Nathan has competed in Para swimming at an elite level, and participated in the Australian trials for the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships. (adelaidenow.com.au, 03 Jul 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (sunshinecoastnews.com.au, 14 Jan 2021)
Impairment
He was born with cone-rod dystrophy, a degenerative vision impairment. (paralympic.org.au, 11 Sep 2016; usc.edu.au, 07 Sep 2016)
Other information
BROTHERLY SUPPORT
In July 2018 he and his younger brother Nathan both took part in the Australian trials for the Pan Pacific championships that were due to take place later in the year. He met the required time for the 400m freestyle in the heats and qualified for the final of the event at the trials, but Nathan missed the qualifying time and was named first reserve for the final. Braedan then voluntarily pulled out of the final, meaning Nathan took his place and had another shot at making the qualification time, which he did in a personal best time. "Once I knew I'd hit the time I needed and Nathan had qualified 11th, it was an instinctive thing to pull out of the final and give the little fella a chance to do it too. I told him I was looking to pull out and also spoke to my coach about it, and he asked him, 'Nathan, how keen are you to swim the final?' And he said 10/10 so we did it. Because we'd missed the withdrawal time we had to pay a 100 Australian dollars fine but at the end of the day no amount of money is going to stop me from helping my brother." (adelaidenow.com.au, 03 Jul 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2015-07-13 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2015-07-13 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 1 2015-07-14 9999
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2015-07-16 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2015-07-16 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2015-07-18 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2015-07-18 7
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 2 2015-07-19 7
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final 1 2015-07-19 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final Round 2016-09-08 7
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 1 2016-09-08 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2016-09-12 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2016-09-12 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2016-09-14 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2016-09-14 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2016-09-16 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2016-09-16 3