2012 Australian Paralympic swim team announced
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
With fifty days left to until the start of the 2012 Summer Paralympics, the Australian Paralympic Committee earlier today announced the 35-member final swimming Paralympic squad bound for the London Games.
New South Wales swimmers are well represented with of Repton, Tim Antalfy of Georges Hall, Michael Auprince of Peakhurst, of Scarborough, Taylor Corry of Anna Bay, Maddison Elliott of Gillieston Heights, of Skinners Head, Amanda Fowler of Blaxland, Mitchell Kilduff of Carlton, Kara Leo of Penrith, of Northbridge, of Castle Hill, of Newtown, Aaron Rhind of Yass, of Pymble, Sean Russo of Revesby, of Bateau Bay, Reagan Wickens of Grays Point and of Cheltenham being named.
Five Queensland swimmers have earned spots to London, including Kayla Clarke of Silkstone, Daniel Fox of Cleveland, of Petrie, Grant Patterson of Cairns and of Sippy Downs. Only four Victorians booked a trip to London, including Matthew Haanappel of Croydon Hills, Tanya Huebner of Hampton, Ahmed Kelly of North Melbourne and of Hawthorn East.
South Australia qualified three swimmers, including of Seaton, of Ferrydon Park and Esther Overton of Enfield. Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory are each sending two swimmers, with Katherine Downie of Quinns Rocks and Jeremy McClure of Mount Pleasant representing Western Australia and of Bruce and Richard Eliason of Flynn representing the Australian Capital Territory. Tasmania and the Northern Territory did not qualify any swimmers.
The team will travel to London for a training camp on August 10 ahead of the August 29 start of the Games.
- Australian Institute of Sport. "Announcement of Australian Paralympic Swim Team at AIS today. Ellie Cole shows her excitement! Congrats to 35 on team!" — , July 10, 2012
- Angus Livingston. "In lane for Paralympics" — , July 10, 2012
- APC Media. "Paralympic Swim Team revealed" — , July 10, 2012