Alexander Tuckfield will make his international swimming debut at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics as the third fastest S9 freestyler in the world. At 16 he is one of the youngest members of the Australian Paralympic Team.
Cross country running was the focus for the Sutherland Shire local until 2015 when he turned to swimming as a form of rehab for a running injury. Showing promise immediately, he quickly rose through the ranks and onto the national Para Development Squad.
Competing at the 2020 Hancock Prospecting Australian Virtual Short Course Alexander set a world record in the S9 class when he placed second in the Men’s 200m Freestyle Multi Class event, touching the wall with a time of 2:01.41.
At the 2021 Australian Swimming Trials Alexander placed second in the S9 400m Freestyle, securing his ticket to Tokyo.