From the moment Jamie-Lee Getson arrived earthside with her twin brother Patrick, 15 weeks prematurely, she has only known one speed. Fast.
And since deciding to pursue Para-swimming competitively in 2014, her rise in the sport has been meteoric.
Jamie-Lee made her international debut in 2018 at the Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships in Cairns, QLD, where she won a gold medal in the mixed 4x100m freestyle S14 with Paralympians Liam Schluter, Daniel Fox and Taylor Corry.
To race alongside such experienced competitors was the opportunity of a lifetime for Jamie-Lee, and she was a better swimmer because of it. So much so, that at last September’s World Para-swimming Championships in London, England, Jamie-Lee reached the final of the women’s 100m backstroke S14, placing sixth in 1:11.81.
This result is particularly significant given that Jamie-Lee’s ultimate goal in sport is not to win a Paralympic gold medal – or a medal …Read More