Quick Facts

Vision Impairment – Cone-rod dystrophy
How acquired
Date of Birth
March 15, 1998
Sunshine Coast, QLD
Started Competing
First Competed for Australia
Career Highlights

Competing at the 2015 IPC World Swimming Championships in Glasgow


Braedan Jason made his Australian swimming debut in 2015 when he competed at the IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow at just 16 years of age. He made it into the finals in all but one of his five events. He also finished 2015 as the world ranked No. 3 in the men’s 400m freestyle S13.

Braedan was born with cone dystrophy, degenerative vision impairment which his younger brother Nathan also has.

Born in Cronulla, NSW, Braedan was a nipper at North Cronulla where he developed a passion for surf lifesaving. A move to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast saw him join the Alexandra Headlands Club where he has excelled in the sport ever since. He has competed in ironman events for the club, including a ninth place finish in a field of 15 at the 2015 Australian Championships.

His love of surf lifesaving led him into competitive pool swimming. He has been training under esteemed coach Jan Cameron as part of the Paralympic Swimming Program at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Swimming Disciplines: 100m butterfly Classification: S13
  • Sport: Swimming Disciplines: 100m freestyle Classification: S13
  • Sport: Swimming Disciplines: 400m freestyle Classification: S13
  • Sport: Swimming Disciplines: 50m freestyle Classification: S13