Buderim’s Braedan Jason made a splash on the international Para-swim scene when he made his international debut at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow.

At just 16-years-old, he was one of six rookies on the team, and earned the honour of swimming into the top three in the world in the men’s 400m freestyle S13 event.

Braedan was born with cone dystrophy, a degenerative hereditary disease which has resulted in him having ten per cent vision and is now classed as legally blind. His brother, Nathan has also inherited the condition.

Nicknamed ‘Bat’, Braedan made his Paralympic debut at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. He competed in the 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 100m butterfly and 400m freestyle events. Although he didn’t achieve his goal of making a final, the taste of Paralympic competition made him hungry to get back to training post-Rio and aim higher for Tokyo 2020.…

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Date of birth
15 March 1998
Past Paralympic Games

Rio 2016

Vision Impairment – Cone-rod dystrophy
How acquired
Sunshine Coast, QLD
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Competing at the 2015 IPC World Swimming Championships in Glasgow


  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 100m butterfly Classification: S13
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 100m freestyle Classification: S13
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 400m freestyle Classification: S13
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 50m freestyle Classification: S13

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