Emily Beecroft got 2016 off to a strong start, taking home a gold medal in the 50m butterfly and a silver medal in the 50m freestyle from the Victorian Open Championships. Her time of 30.03 seconds for the 50m freestyle also saw her awarded multi-class swimmer of the meet and broke the required qualifying time for the Rio 2016 Paralympics. The teenager from Gippsland in Victoria got into swimming at a young age. A teacher suggested she join a swim club and after one of her sisters started, she followed suit. Emily is a triplet, with two sister who she is very close to and loves hanging out with. Her swimming took her to local meets where she raced against able-bodied kids. Emily was born with a right arm limb deficiency and deaf in her left ear. Her disability never held her back from her desire to achieve big things… Read More

Quick Facts

Disability
Physical Impairment – Right arm limb deficiency
Sport
Para-swimming
How acquired
Congenital
Date of Birth
November 19, 1999
Home
Traralgon, VIC
Occupation
Student
Started Competing
2010
Games Experience

Rio 2016

Heroes

Ellie Cole

Career Highlights

Silver medal in the 50m butterfly at the 2015 Nationals

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-swimming Disciplines: 100m butterfly Classification: S9
  • Sport: Para-swimming Disciplines: 100m freestyle Classification: S9
  • Sport: Para-swimming Disciplines: 200m individual medley Classification: SM9
  • Sport: Para-swimming Disciplines: 4x100m freestyle Relay Classification: S9
  • Sport: Para-swimming Disciplines: 4x100m Medley Relay Classification: S9
  • Sport: Para-swimming Disciplines: 50m freestyle Classification: S9