Keira Stephens is among the most exciting young talents to emerge for Australia since the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Having only started competing in Para-swimming in 2015, it took Keira just three years to earn her first Australian cap, receiving her call-up to the Dolphins for the 2018 Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships in Cairns, QLD.

In Cairns, Keira won a silver medal in the women’s 100m breaststroke SB9, both justifying her selection to the Australian team and laying the foundation for her return to the world stage the following September for the 2019 World Para-swimming Championships.

That return saw Keira place fourth in the women’s 100m breaststroke SB9, fifth in the women’s 4x100m medley 34 Points, sixth in the women’s 200m individual medley SM10 – smashing her personal best by six seconds! – and eighth in the women’s 50m freestyle S10.

It was an impressive performance, particularly for a rookie, …

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Date of birth
17 March 2003
Sport
Para-swimming
Past Paralympic Games

Nil

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Left hand limb deficiency
How acquired
Congenital
Residence
Kawungan, QLD
Occupation
Student
Started competing
2015
First competed for Australia
2018
Sport career highlights

Winning a silver medal in the women’s 100m breaststroke SB9 at the 2018 Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships

Greatest sporting moments

Being named to the Australian team at the 2018 Australian Swimming Championships

Heroes/role models

Her nanna

Favourite quote
I can and I will

Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 50m freestyle Classification: S10
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 100m breaststroke Classification: SB9
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 200m individual medley Classification: SM10
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 4x50m freestyle Classification: S10
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 4x100m medley Classification: S10

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