Quick Facts

How acquired
Birth
Disability
Physical Impairment – Bilateral Talipes
Sport
Swimming
Date of Birth
April 17, 1997
Home
Buderim, QLD
Occupation
Athlete
Started Competing
2014
First Competed for Australia
2014
Games Experience

Rio 2016

Bio

Born in Bath, England Guy Harrison-Murray moved to Perth with his family in 2011. He qualified for his first senior team at the 2014 Australian Swimming Championships and went on to compete at his first international competition – the 2014 Para Pan Pacs in Pasadena, California.

Guy was born with congenital bilateral talipes, a condition where his feet are twisted out of position. He started swimming at the age of three and swam whilst living in England but it was after moving to Australia that his talent in the sport flourished.

In January 2015, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship and City of Perth granted Guy a distinguished talent visa, allowing him to become an Australian citizen just in time for the cut-off to be eligible for the 2016 Paralympics.

Guy competed at his first IPC Swimming World Championships in 2015. He was fourth in the 400m freestyle, setting a new Oceania record. He also grabbed sixth in the 100m freestyle and 7th in the 50m freestyle.

He also combined with Brendan Hall, Blake Cochrane and Matt Levy in the men’s 4x100m freestyle. Swimming last, Guy charged to the finish line in the final 25m overpowering Ukraine to take the bronze medal.

Under the tutelage of renowned Paralympic coach Jan Cameron, Guy made his Paralympic debut in 2016, finishing eighth in the 400m freestyle, seventh in the 50m freestyle.

The taste of representing Australia at the highest level has given him motivation to aim high for Tokyo 2020.

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Swimming Disciplines: 50m Freestyle Classification: S10
  • Sport: Swimming Disciplines: 100m Freestyle Classification: S10
  • Sport: Swimming Disciplines: 400m Freestyle Classification: S10
  • Sport: Swimming Disciplines: 4x100m freestyle relay Classification: S10
  • Sport: Swimming Disciplines: 4x100m Medley Relay Classification: S10