Australian swimming team for Mexico City 2017 announcedSeven Rio 2016 gold medallists will spearhead the Australian team into the World Para Swimming Championships in Mexico City, from 30 September-6 October. 21 Apr 2017
Rio 2016 champions Rachael Watson, Maddison Elliott, Lakeisha Patterson, Ellie Cole, Timothy Disken, Tiffany Thomas Kane and Brenden Hall will headline Australia’s 20-member team at the World Para Swimming Championships in Mexico City, from 30 September-6 October.
They will be joined by, amongst others, two newcomers to the team; 12-year-old Jasmine Greenwood and 19-year-old Abigal Lihou.
Swimming Australia’s Paralympic Programme Manager Adam Pine is delighted with the way his athletes have returned from Rio.
“Overall, the return of these athletes has been great,” he said. “I could not be happier, especially with the team for Mexico capped at 20 and we have over 30 athletes who have met the qualifying standards.”
Tiffany Thomas Kane
Team Leader: Adam Pine
Head Coach: Leigh Nugent
Coaches: Harley Connolly, Nathan Doyle, David Heyden, Yuriy Vdovychenko
Full story is available on the Australian Paralympic Committee’s website.