Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
S6, SB6, SM6
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in inter-school swimming competitions at age nine. She took up the sport seriously at age 13.
Why this sport?
Her pediatrician recommended that she start swimming as a child.
Club / Team
University of New South Wales [UNSW]: Sydney, NSW, AUS
Going to the beach with friends, reading, travel. (paralympic.org.au, 01 Jan 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning her first medal in the 50m breaststroke at the 2013 Australian Championships. (paralympic.org.au, 2015)
Hero / Idol
British Para swimmer Ellie Simmonds. (paralympic.org.au, 01 Jan 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2018 she received a Ben Lexcen Scholarship at the University of New South Wales. (arc.unsw.edu.au, 01 Jun 2018)
Her grandfather Kevin played rugby league for the St George Dragons in the National Rugby League [NRL] in Australia. Her uncle Marty O'Connell has also played in the NRL for the Penrith Panthers. (paralympic.org.au, 01 Jan 2017)
To win a Paralympic medal. (paralympic.org.au, 01 Jan 2017)
She was born with achondroplasia and is a person of short stature. (paralympic.org.au, 2015)
|Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts||Heat 2||2016-09-09||4|
|Women's 50 m Freestyle S6||Heat 2||2016-09-10||6|
|Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6||Heat 2||2016-09-12||6|
|Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB6||Heat 1||2016-09-15||4|
|Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB6||Final Round||2016-09-15||8|
|Women's 100 m Freestyle S6||Heat 2||2016-09-17||4|