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Keira Stephens

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Residence
Hervey Bay, QLD, AUS
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2010 at Fraser Coast Swim Club in Pialba, QLD, Australia. She began competing in Para swimming in 2015.
Club / Team
Hervey Bay Swim Club: Australia
Name of coach
Caleb Ryan

International debut

Year
2018
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
Pan Pacific Championships
Location
Cairns, QLD, AUS

General interest

Hobbies
Netball, touch football, going to the beach and cinema with friends. (engineswim.com, 02 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships in Cairns, QLD, Australia. (engineswim.com, 02 Aug 2018; swimming.org.au, 01 Jan 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Everything happens for a reason. Just trust the process if you have put in the hard work, done the best you can and really want it. It will happen. Things take time but they will happen. Just be patient and let it play out." (engineswim.com, 02 Aug 2018)
Other sports
She has played netball at state level in Australia. (frasercoastchronicle.com.au, 08 Aug 2018)
Famous relatives
Her younger sister Kaia has competed in swimming at junior state level in Australia. (frasercoastchronicle.com.au, 04 Mar 2016)
Ambitions
After her competitive career she hopes to work with Swimming Australia. (swimming.org.au, 01 Jun 2019; engineswim.com, 02 Aug 2018)
Impairment
She was born missing fingers on her left hand. (sportaccessfoundation.org.au, 04 Dec 2020; swimming.org.au, 01 Jan 2019)