Amanda Reid is a two-time Paralympian and proud Indigenous woman whose career started in the swimming pool. At the 2011 Global Games she claimed a remarkable seven gold medals before winning two silver and three bronze medals at the 2011 Arafura Games. Aged just 15, under the coaching of Jackie Barck, she placed fifth in the 100m breaststroke at the London 2012 Paralympics.
In 2015 Amanda went back to cycling, one of several sports she’d been involved in before swimming. Within just a few months, working with coach Tom Dawson, she broke the national C2 Individual Time Trial record at the NSW Para-cycling Championships and then smashed the national record in the 3km individual pursuit at the 2016 Australian Para-cycling Championships.
Amanda, who has cerebral palsy and an intellectual impairment, established herself on the world stage with silver in the 500m time trial at the 2016 Para Track World Championships, …Read More