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