I am 35 years of age and I was born premature at 25 weeks with Cerebral Palsy and I am legally blind.
I have had approximately 40-50 operations on my Heart, Lungs, Brain and ears.
I am also a swimmer. I have competed at five consecutive Paralympic Games, winning 3 gold, 1 silver and 5 bronze medals. I have swam at 5 World Championships and countless Nationals and other professional meets, won 20 international medals, held 4 World Records and have been awarded the Order of Australia Medal (O.A.M).
I am an Ambassador for Australia Day, Life’s Little Treasures, Athlete Leader Swimming Australia and on advisory boards for AIS,NSWIS and Commonwealth Games Australia. Board member at Rainbow Club Australia, Ability Options and Governance Officer for the Australian Swimmers Association.
“No matter how hard the road seems, there is always light at the end of the tunnel”
|Disability:||Vision Impairment and Physical Impairment – Cerebral palsy and Hydrocephalus|
|How acquired:||Premature birth at 25 weeks|
|Date of Birth:||January 11, 1987|
|First Competed for Australia:||2003|
|Paralympic Games Experience:||Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016, Tokyo 2021|
|Career Highlights:||Winning gold in the 4x100m freestyle at Beijing 2008|