Jade Calverley

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Classification
S6, SB6, SM6

Further personal information

Residence
Port Lincoln, SA, AUS
Occupation
Child Carer, Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Development Studies, Education

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming at age four.
Why this sport?
"It was a way to help heal the pain in my back, due to having dwarfism. I loved the idea of people believing in my swimming because they knew I had something special, not because they felt sorry for me."
Club / Team
Immanuel College: Adelaide, SA, AUS
Name of coach
Carol Veldhuyzen [club]
Training Regime
She trains in Adelaide, SA, Australia, with coach Carol Veldhuyzen and does individual training in Port Lincoln, SA, Australia.

General interest

Other sports
She was a member of the Australia football team that won a silver medal at the 2017 World Dwarf Games in Guelph, ON, Canada. (news.com.au, 27 Aug 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, and at the 2021 World Dwarf Games. (news.com.au, 27 Aug 2017)