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 …

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Date of birth
25 January 1999
Past Paralympic Games

Rio 2016

Physical Impairment – Right through knee limb loss
How acquired
Amputation as a result of congenital limb dysmelia
Mountain Creek, QLD
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

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

Greatest sporting moments

Standing beside Brenden Hall in a 100m backstroke final

Heroes/role models

His coach, Olympian Jan Cameron


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

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