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ROSE Sarah
Sport Swimming
NPC Australia   
Born18 Feb 1986 in Sydney, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital - Genetic
S6, SB6, SM6
Further Personal Information
Sydney, NSW, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in 2001 after being inspired by watching the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney.
Club / Team
Warringah Aquatic: Sydney, NSW, AUS
Name of coach
Graeme Carroll
Training Regime
She trains six days a week for two hours each day.
General Interest
Spending time with her friends and family, going to the beach, listening to music and shopping. (, 11 Jan 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the Paralympic World Cup in 2005 and bronze at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (, 11 Jan 2010)
Most influential person in career
Her coach, friends and family. (, 11 Jan 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog." (, 11 Jan 2010)
Awards and honours
Her Australian teammates voted her to be one of their team captains for the 2006 World Championships. (, 11 Jan 2010)
Other information
When she's not competing she works as an administrative assistant for The House with No Steps, an organisation set up to help people with a disability. (, 11 Jan 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
12 2004 50m Freestyle S6 42.89
10 2004 100m Freestyle S6 1:30.75
3 2004 50m Butterfly S6 41.96
7 2004 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:36.28
9 2008 50m Freestyle S6 40.90
10 2008 100m Freestyle S6 1:30.31
4 2008 50m Butterfly S6 40.95
7 2008 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:29.54
Heats 2012 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:36.84
Heat 2012 50m Freestyle S6 39.37
6 2012 50m Butterfly S6 40.43 Q
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2006 100m Freestyle S6 1:29.16
2 2006 50m Butterfly S6 41.30
6 2006 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:36.67