Paralympic swimmer and world championship bronze medallist Ricky Betar will make his Paralympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, just a few weeks shy of his 18th Birthday.
Ricky began swimming at 10 years old and at 12 was already a member of the NSW junior shark squad. At 15 Ricky competed at the 2019 Australian Swimming Championships where he claimed five medals, including gold in the 100m Backstroke Multi-Class, and broke an INAS world record in the 50m Freestyle.
Selected onto the Australian Dolphins team for the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships, the NSWIS scholarship holder competed in five events, winning bronze in the 4x100m Freestyle Relay (S14) and setting an Oceania Record in the 100m Backstroke (S14).
The following year Ricky set a new world record in the 200 Individual Medley Multi Class S14 at the 2020 Hancock Prospecting Australian Virtual Short Course.
Ricky’s strong performance at the 2021 Australian Swimming Trial secured his ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.