Born in 1987 in Perth, Jeremy McClure was an avid water polo and hockey player when he was diagnosed with Leber hereditary optic neuropathy at age 15. Forced to accept the fact that he had become legally blind over the course of ten weeks, he began swimming at his local club in an attempt to continue his sporting dreams.
Less than a year after he began competitive swimming, Jeremy qualified for the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games. He competed in the 100m backstroke, 100m breaststroke and 400m freestyle events, and achieved 6th place in the 100m backstroke final.
In 2006 and 2007 Jeremy studied remedial massage therapy at the Central Institute of Technology in Perth, and was selected to participate in the Queen’s Baton Relay in the lead up to the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.
At the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, Jeremy competed in the 100m backstroke, 100m breaststroke and …Read More