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Jaime-Lee Getson

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

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

Further personal information

Residence
Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried swimming at age five, along with her twin brother Patrick. She began training seriously for competitions at age 14.
Why this sport?
She loved the community spirit and discipline of the sport.
Name of coach
Yuriy Vdovychenko

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with friends and family. (swimming.org.au, 15 Jun 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2019 World Championships in London, England. (swimming.org.au, 15 Jun 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Great things take time." (swimming.org.au, 15 Jun 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2017 she and twin brother Patrick received Sporting Blue medals, the highest sporting accolade presented by the Australian public school system, at the Victorian School Sports Awards. (starweekly.com.au, 21 Mar 2017; premier.vic.gov.au, 14 Mar 2017)
Famous relatives
Her twin brother Patrick has swum for Melton Swimming Club and the Melbourne Torpedoes in Australia. (Melbourne Torpedoes Swimming Club Facebook page, 04 Nov 2016; heraldsun.com.au, 18 Jul 2016)
Impairment
She acquired a brain injury as a result of being born prematurely at 25 weeks. (starweekly.com.au, 20 Aug 2015; mycause.com.au, 20 Aug 2015)