Alexander Tuckfield is looking forward to donning the green and gold for the first time as he makes his international debut at Tokyo 2020.

Growing up swimming from a young age, Alexander began to swim competitively in 2015. Born with congenital cerebral palsy, the NSW native grew up participating cross country running, however made the switch to swimming, showing promise in the pool immediately. The 16-year-old currently trains under Gavin Stewart at the SLC Aquadot Swim Club.

In 2020, Alexander set a world record when he placed second in the Men’s 200m Freestyle Multi Class event at the Hancock Prospecting Australian Virtual Short Course, touching the wall with a time of 2:01.41.

At the 2021 Australian Swimming Trials, Tuckfield qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics when he placed second in the S9 Men’s 400m Freestyle.

When he’s not in the pool, Alexander can be found listening to his favourite band …

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Date of birth
5 November 2004
Sport
Para-swimming
Impairment
Physical Impairment – Cerebral palsy
How acquired
Birth
Residence
Bonnet Bay, NSW
Started competing
2015
Sport career highlights

Swimming at Commonwealth Games Trials, Gold Coast

Heroes/role models

Micheal Phelps, Timothy Hodge

Favourite quote
"We will ride the spiral to the end, and may just go where no ones been. Spiral out, keep going" - TOOL 2001

Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 400m freestyle Classification: S9

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