Logan Powell became a below-the-knee amputee when he was 18-months-old due to an accident involving a ride-on lawn mower. He took up swimming at the insistence of his mother, who hoped it would help him to build his upper body strength. Although he did not enjoy swimming initially, Logan began competing when he was nine-years-old and debuted for Australia three years later at the 2011 Arafura Games in Darwin. There he competed in the 50m breaststroke and 100m freestyle, backstroke and butterfly multi-class events. 2013 was a stand-out year for Logan. He achieved three gold, one silver and three bronze medals at the GHSF Australian Age Multi-class Championships in Adelaide, and at the Australian School Swimming Championships he was named the Multi-class Swimmer of the Meet. He took home two gold medals, six silver and one bronze, and became the new national multi-class record holder in the 100m backstroke and… Read More

Quick Facts

Disability
Physical Impairment – Right through knee limb loss
Sport
Para-swimming
How acquired
Amputation as a result of congenital limb dysmelia
Date of Birth
January 25, 1999
Home
Mountain Creek, QLD
Occupation
Student
Started Competing
2009
First Competed for Australia
2011
Games Experience

Rio 2016

Heroes

His coach, Olympian Jan Cameron

Career Highlights

Setting a new personal best in the 100m backstroke multi-class final at the 2016 Australian Swimming Championships

Greatest Moment

Standing beside Brenden Hall in a 100m backstroke final

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-swimming Disciplines: 100m backstroke Classification: S9
  • Sport: Para-swimming Disciplines: 100m butterfly Classification: S9
  • Sport: Para-swimming Disciplines: 400m freestyle Classification: S9
  • Sport: Para-swimming Disciplines: 4x100m Medley Relay Classification: S9