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JASON Braedan
Sport Para swimming
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age20
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13
Further Personal Information
Residence
Australia
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Journalism - University of the Sunshine Coast: Sippy Downs, QLD, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age eight after getting involved in surf life saving. He began competing in 2009.
Club / Team
University of the Sunshine Coast [USC] Spartans: Sippy Downs, QLD, AUS
Name of coach
Nathan Doyle [club], AUS; Leigh Nugent [national], AUS
General Interest
Nicknames
Bat (paralympic.org.au,11 Sep 2016)
Other sports
He has competed in Ironman races for Alexandra Headland Surf Club in Australia, and recorded a ninth place finish at the 2015 national championships in his age category. (usc.edu.au, 01 Mar 2016)
Impairment
He was born with cone-rod dystrophy, a degenerative visual impairment. (usc.edu.au, 07 Sep 2016; paralympic.org.au,11 Sep 2016)
Other information
YOUNGER BROTHER
His younger brother Nathan has the same visual impairment. He also competes in Ironman competitions at junior level, and says he was inspired by Braedan's selection for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and wants to compete at the next edition of the Games. "I've got my sights on Tokyo in 2020," Nathan said. (nowtolove.com.au, 11 Apr 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
7 2016 100m Butterfly S13 1:00.12 
5 2016 400m Freestyle S13 4:12.95 
6 2016 50m Freestyle S13 24.61
7 2016 100m Freestyle S13 54.04 
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2015 50m Freestyle S13 24.71
Heats 2015 200m Individual Medley SM13  DNS
5 2015 400m Freestyle S13 4:13.62
6 2015 100m Freestyle S13 53.78
7 2015 100m Butterfly S13 59.80