2022 World Para Swimming Championship Team Announced

Posted on April 13, 2022 by

Swimming Australia has today announced the Australian Dolphins team who are set to compete at the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships in June.

The World Para Swimming Championships team was named at the conclusion of the 2022 Australian Para Swimming Championships in Adelaide.

The squad of 21 includes 19 athletes returning from the Tokyo Paralympics campaign, including NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) athletes Jasmine Greenwood and Timothy Hodge.

At just 16-years-of-age, Jasmine made her Paralympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games where she won silver in the women’s 100m butterfly (S10).

Competing at her first world championships in 2019, the NSWIS scholarship holder claimed bronze in the women’s 100m butterfly and finished just outside the podium in both the 100m backstroke (S10) and the 200m individual medley (SM10).

Timothy (Tim), a dual Paralympian with two silver and one bronze medal to his name will also make for a fine addition to the 2022 World Para Swimming Championship team.

At the 2019 championships, Tim claimed bronze medals, and at Tokyo he secured his Paralympic medal dreams earning bronze in the 100m backstroke and silver in the men’s 200m individual medley (SM9) and the men’s 4 x 100m medley.

Swimming Australia CEO, Eugénie Buckley, congratulated the team on their selection.

“Our Tokyo Paralympic campaign set an excellent standard and I have no doubt this team will again represent us strongly as we reset for the first international benchmark event of this new cycle,” Buckley said.

“We’ve witnessed first-hand the strength and depth of our pathway this week and this squad possesses a fantastic mix of seasoned veterans and our next generation of Para swimming stars.”

“Any opportunity to represent our country on the world stage should be cherished and I know this team will perform in a way that continues the proud legacy of the Australian Dolphins.”

The 2022 World Para Swimming Championships will run from June 12-18 in Madeira, Portugal.

For the full 2022 World Para Swimming Championships Australian Dolphins team, visit Swimming Australia.

 

By Caitlin Glanville, NSW Institute of Sport

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