Abbey Connor made her Commonwealth Games debut at the Birmingham 2022 Games and just missed the podium, finishing fourth in the women’s 200m butterfly. She made the Team after finishing second in the 200m butterfly at the 2022 Australian Championships, where she swam a personal best of 2:08.58.

In March 2021, the then 15-year-old broke the 200m butterfly age record set by Michelle Ford in 1978 at the NSW State Age Championships, lowering the mark to 2:12.60. A year later, she was selected for the World Junior Open Water Championships in the Seychelles.

Abbey, who is in year 12 at Our Lady of Mercy College in Parramatta, trains under Alex Clarke at Revesby Workers Swim Club and is also part of the NSW Institute of Sport squad.