Australian swimming team for Mexico City 2017 announced

Seven 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
Tiffany Thomas Kane competing at Rio 2016

Tiffany Thomas Kane AUS competes in Heat 1 of the Women's 200m Individual Medley - SM6 at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.

ⒸAl Tielemans for OIS/IOC.
By Australian Paralympic Committee

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.”

Australian team


Emily Beecroft

Ellie Cole

Katja Dedekind

Maddison Elliott

Jasmine Greenwood

Paige Leonhardt

Abigail Lihou

Monique Murphy

Lakeisha Patterson

Madeleine Scott

Tiffany Thomas Kane

Rachael Watson


Blake Cochrane

Rowan Crothers

Timothy Disken

Brenden Hall

Timothy Hodge

Braedan Jason

Matthew Levy

Liam Schluter

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.