Australia name 30 athletes for Glasgow 2015

The IPC Swimming World Championships will take place between 13-19 July in Glasgow, Great Britain. 13 Apr 2015
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Australia’s Freney competes in the Women’s 50m Freestyle - S7 Final on London 2012 Paralympic Games

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By NPC Australia

A group of 30 Australian swimmers will lead a world class IPC Swimming World Championship team set for Glasgow following a stellar week of competition at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.

“We have got a very strong team,” Paralympic Performance Manager Adam Pine said.

“I’m very confident with the way we have picked our team. The requirements we set have brought out some great performances here this week. We know that we are taking athletes to Glasgow who are going to be in the finals and vying for medals.”

Paralympians Blake Cochrane, Ellie Cole Brenden Hall and Jacqui Freney all recorded times in their respective events that would have seen them ranked number one in the world for 2014 and will headline the IPC team set to race in Glasgow from 13-19 July.

After being told she may never be able to swim competitively again, Ellie Cole made a triumphant return to the pool at the 2015 Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Championships taking gold in the women’s 100m backstroke and 50m freestyle and recording the number one ranked time in the world for her classification.

This will be Cole’s third World Championship team after also representing Australia in Eindhoven 2006 and Durban in 2010.

Swimming his way onto his fourth world championship team, Blake Cochrane produced the swim of the meet when he set a new world record for his classification (S8) in the men’s multi class 100m breaststroke.

Joining Cochrane and Cole will be eight-time Paralympic gold medallist Jacqui Freney who impressed in the 400m freestyle this week and, following a break in 2014, will be back with a vengeance in Scotland.

While Hall, who swims anything from the 50m freestyle to the 10km open water events, will be a force to be reckoned with in the men’s 400m freestyle in Glasgow after collecting the Australian Championship crown and clocking a world class time of 4:10.90 in Sydney this week.

The World Championships will attract around 650 swimmers from 50 countries for the biggest international competition ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Tickets are available from GBP 10/15 for heats/finals.

All records are subject to ratification by IPC Swimming.

The Australian Dolphins Swim Team for the 2015 IPC World Championships

• Michael Anderson

• Timothy Antalfy

• Jesse Aungles

• Blake Cochrane

• Ellie Cole

• Taylor Corry

• Timothy Disken

• Madison Elliott

• Daniel Fox

• Jacqueline Freney

• Brenden Hall

• Guy Harrison-Murray

• Timothy Hodge

• Tanya Huebner

• Braedan Jason

• Ahmed Kelly

• Matthew Levy

• Ashleigh McConnell

• Monique Murphy

• Andrew Pasterfield

• Grant Patterson

• Lakeisha Patterson

• Rick Pendleton

• Sean Russo

• Madeleine Scott

• Jacob Templeton

• Tiffany Thomas-Cane

• Teigan van Roosmalen

• Prue Watt

• Regan Wickens