Braedan Jason is one of the Australian Para-swimming team’s most promising young talents, and together with his 17-year-old brother, Nathan Jason, he is also on the verge of earning membership to one of Australian sport’s most elite institutions.

If Braedan and Nathan both compete at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, as they are on track to do, they will join just a handful of siblings who have represented Australia at the same Paralympic or Olympic Games.

Braedan made his international debut in Para-swimming at the 2015 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, where he placed fifth in the men’s 50m freestyle S13 and men’s 400m freestyle S13, sixth in the men’s 100m freestyle S13, and seventh in the men’s 100m butterfly S13.

It was a strong first showing by the then 16-year-old, who would go on to represent Australia the following year at the Rio 2016 …

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Date of birth
15 May 1998
Sport
Para-swimming
Past Paralympic Games

Rio 2016

Impairment
Vision Impairment – Cone-rod dystrophy
How acquired
Congenital
Residence
Sippy Downs, QLD
Occupation
Student
Started competing
2009
First competed for Australia
2015
Sport career highlights

Competing at the pinnacle events for 2015, 2016 and 2018 - the IPC Swimming World Championships, Paralympic Games, and Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships

Greatest sporting moments

Being gifted his first Australian cap in 2015 by Brendan Burkett

Heroes/role models

Ky Hurst

Favourite quote
Do not go gentle into that good night; rage, rage against the dying of the light - Dylan Thomas

Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 50m freestyle Classification: S12
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 100m butterfly Classification: S12
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 100m freestyle Classification: S12
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 400m freestyle Classification: S12

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