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Jack Ireland

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at Floraville Public School in Newcastle, NSW, Australia, and started taking lessons at the Swansea Sharks club. He moved to Brisbane, QLD, Australia, at age 13 to join the University of Queensland Swim Club and train under coach David Heyden.
Club / Team
University of Queensland Swim Club: Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Name of coach
David Heyden [club], AUS
Training Regime
"I do nine sessions a week in the pool and they each go for two hours."

International debut

Year
2019
Competing for
Australia

General interest

Hobbies
Watching movies, going to the beach, football. (swimming.org.au, 15 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Being selected to represent Australia ahead of the 2019 World Championships in London, England. (swimming.org.au, 23 Aug 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Trust the process." (swimming.org.au, 15 Sep 2019)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2016/17 Swimmer with Disability of the Year by Brisbane Swimming in Queensland, Australia. (UQ Sport Facebook page, 12 Jun 2017)

He was named the 2016 Australia Day Junior Athlete of the Year. (couriermail.com.au, 25 Jul 2018)