Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Katherine Downie
  • Maddison Elliott
  • Amanda Fowler
  • Tiegan Van Roosmalen

Coaches

  • Peter Bishop – Head Coach
  • Angelo Bassalo
  • Harley Connolly
  • Tom Davis
  • Rick Vanderzant
  • Bash Zidan

Officials

  • Adam Pine – Head of Delegation
  • Tara Andrews – Carer
  • Michelle Doyle – Assistant Manager
  • Danielle Formosa – Performance Science
  • Jacqui Gilbert – Massage Therapist
  • Kate Harrison – Media Liaison
  • Caron Jander – Doctor
  • Lisa Martin – Psychologist
  • Ben Scarlett – Performance Science
  • Dave Spurrier – Physiotherapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list of Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2014.

Australian results at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 12-18 August 2013.

Swimming World Championships 2010

Australian team finished 6th on the medal table and won 30 medals – 13 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Michael Auprince
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Jay Dohnt
  • Patrick Donachie
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Brenden Hall
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Andrew Pasterfield
  • Grant Patterson
  • Sean Russo
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Kayla Clarke
  • Ellie Cole
  • Jacqueline Freney
  • Nerice Holland
  • Tanya Huebner
  • Marayke Jonkers
  • Kara Leo
  • Esther Overton
  • Teigan Van Roosmalen
  • Annabelle Williams

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh – National Paralympic Coach
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Ben Davies
  • Michael Freney
  • Steve Hadler
  • Drew McGregor
  • Chris Phillips

Support staff

  • Andrew Dingley –Β  Physiologist
  • Jo Evershed –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Sacha Fulton –Β  Physiologist
  • Dan Ling –Β  Security
  • Beth Rider –Β  Media
  • Amanda Smallcombe –Β  Carer
  • David Spurrier –Β  Physiotherapist
  • Geoff Thompson –Β  Doctor
  • Penny Will – Massage Therapist

Click here for detailed results. Full list ofΒ  Australian medallists in Swimming Australia Annual Report 2010-11.

Media Guide for Australian team.

Australian team results at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14-21 August 2010.

Matthew Cowdrey, Medal Ceremony Beijing Summer Paralympics

The medallists in the men’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Silver medallist Matthew Cowdrey from Australia, gold medallist Tamas Sors from Hungary and bronze medallist Zhi Guo from China. Sors set a new world record in winning the event, lowering the record he set in the morning’s heats.

Peter Leek 100m butterfly gold

Peter Leek shows the gold medal he won for the men’s S8 100m Butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He set a new world record in winning the event.

Cole and Williams embrace

Ellie Cole (left) and Annabelle Williams (right) embrace in the pool after Cole edged our Williams by 6/100s of a second to take silver in the women’s S9 100m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Women’s S9 100m butterfly medallists

The medallists in the women’s S9 100m butterfly event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Left to right: Annabelle Williams of Australia (bronze), Natalie du Toit of South Africa (gold) and Ellie Cole of Australia (bronze).

Swimming World Championships 2006

Australian team won 27 medals – 6 gold, 16 silver and 5 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Team Men

  • Michael Anderson
  • Ben Austin
  • Daniel Bell
  • Sam Bramham
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Peter Leek
  • Matthew Levy
  • Jeremy McClure
  • Ricardo Moffatti
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Michael Palfrey
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Jeremy Tidy

Women

  • Sarah Bowen
  • Ellie Cole
  • Hannah Macdougall
  • Tarryn McGaw
  • Esther Overton
  • Katrina Porter
  • Shelley Rogers
  • Sarah Rose
  • Prue Watt

Coaches

  • Brendan Keogh (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Graeme Carroll
  • Amanda Isaac
  • John Shaw
  • Lucky Weerakkody

Support staff

  • Melanie Jenkins –Team Manager
  • Zoe Dawson – Assistant Manager
  • Brendan Burkett – Sports Science
  • Ingrid McKay – Massage Therapist
  • Claire Nichols – Physiotherapist
  • Gavin Freeman – Psychologist
  • Karni Liddell – Media Officer
  • Richard Stanwix – Security
  • Kay Freeman – Carer

List of Australian medallists included in Swimming Australia 2006-2007 Annual Report.

Australian team results at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa, 2-8 December 2006.

Despite injury, Priya Cooper still owned the S8 400m freestyle

Priya Cooper had been the star of the Australian swim team at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and the expectations were high leading into the Sydney summer Paralympics. Cooper moved to Sydney 18 months out from the Games to maximise her preparation. However, she was plagued by a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the Games which severely hampered her performance in Sydney. Nonetheless, she won gold in the 400m freestyle, an event she had dominated in her class for almost 10 years.

Siobhan Paton celebrates victory from her favourite lane

Lane 4 in swimming is reserved for the fastest qualifiers and Siobhan Paton claimed it as her lane for the women’s S14 swimming events at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Paton finished the Games with 6 individual gold medals, breaking 9 world records in the process. She was Australia’s greatest medal winner at the Sydney Games and in 2019 her haul of 6 individual gold medals remains the highest ever by an Australian at a single Games.

Swimming World Championships 2013

Australian team finished 7th on the medal table and won 27 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze medals. Gold medallists were:

Men

  • Tim Antalfy
  • Blake Cochrane
  • Matthew Cowdrey
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Richard Eliason
  • Daniel Fox
  • Matt Haanappel
  • Brenden Hall
  • Matthew Levy
  • Grant Patterson
  • Rick Pendleton
  • Sean Russo

Women

  • Kayla Clark
  • Ellie Cole
  • Taylor Corry
  • Ka