Swimming Australia: World Class Team Seeks Glasgow Gold

A group of 28 athletes will lead a world class IPC World Championship team set for Glasgow from July 13-19.

“We have selected a strong team with a variety of both experience and developing swimmers,” Paralympic Performance Manager Adam Pine said.

“I’m very confident with the way we have picked our team. The high selection standards from Trials in April has ensured we’ve selected a strong group of swimmers heading into Glasgow next week.”

Paralympians Blake Cochrane, Ellie Cole and Brenden Hall all recorded times at the Australian Championships in Sydney in April in their respective events that rank them number one in the world and will headline for the Australian team.

After double shoulder surgery and 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, Cochrane produced the swim of the meet back in April when he set a new world record for his classification (S8) in the men’s Multi Class 100m breaststroke.

Hall who swims all distances from the 50m to 400m freestyle, as well as the 100m butterfly and backstroke in the S9 classification, will be a force to be reckoned with in the men’s 400m freestyle in Glasgow. He won the Australian Championship crown clocking a world class time of 4:10.90 in Sydney in April.

Cochrane alongside Hall, Lakeisha Patterson, Maddison Elliott, Madeleine Scott, Jesse Aungles and Daniel Fox will be returning to Glasgow’s Tollcross international swimming centre for the second year in a row after winning a selection of medals at the 2014 commonwealth games.

The team also contains six rookies in Guy Harrison Murray (WA, 18), Timothy Hodge (NSW, 14), Braedan Jason (QLD, 16), Ashleigh McConnell (VIC), Monique Murphy (VIC, 20) and Tiffany Thomas-Cane (NSW, 13).

Thomas-Cane at 13 and Hodge at 14 are the youngest members of the team.

The seven-day World Championships gets underway on Monday 13 July and runs through until Sunday 19 July.

The Australian Dolphins Swim Team for the 2015 IPC World Championships

First Name Last Name Age Club State
Michael Anderson 27 Flinders of Buderim QLD
Timothy Antalfy 28 Hunters Hill NSW
Jesse Aungles 19 Marion SA
Blake Cochrane 24 Southern Cross QLD
Ellie Cole 23 Castle Hill NSW
Taylor Corry 20 Nelson Bay NSW
Timothy Disken 18 PLC Aquatic VIC
Madison Elliott 16 Newcastle University NSW
Daniel Fox 23 Chandler QLD
Brenden Hall 21 Lawnton QLD
Guy Harrison-Murray 18 Perth City WA
Timothy Hodge 14 The Hills NSW
Tanya Huebner 36 Melbourne Vicentre VIC
Braedan Jason 16 Alexandria Headlands QLD
Ahmed Kelly 23 Melbourne Vicentre VIC
Matthew Levy 28 Cranbrook Eastern Edge NSW
Ashleigh McConnell 19 Melbourne Vicentre VIC
Monique Murphy 20 Melbourne Vicentre VIC
Grant Patterson 25 Central Cairns QLD
Lakeisha Patterson 16 Kawana Waters QLD
Rick Pendleton 30 Flinders of Buderim QLD
Sean Russo 23 Menai NSW
Madeleine Scott 22 Leisurepark Lazers WA
Jacob Templeton 19 Devonport TAS
Tiffany Thomas-Cane 13 Ravenswood NSW
Teigan Van Roosmalen 23 Mingara NSW
Prue Watt 28 Cranbrook Eastern Edge NSW
Regan Wickens 20 SLC Aquadot NSW

 

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Swimming news courtesy of Swimming Australia.

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