Growing up in Perth, Madeleine Scott followed her older sisters into swimming. Her sisters were very competitive and so Madeleine decided to get involved when she was 13, was classified and the journey began.

She swam with her local club the Leisure Park Lasers until moving into the National Paralympic Squad at the Australian Institute of Sport in 2015. She now lives in Canberra and trains there under coach Yuriy Vdovychenko.

Madeleine first made waves when she broke the S9 world record for the 50m butterfly, swimming at the 2010 Australian Swimming Championships. The achievement saw her win the Wheelchair Sports Western Australia Junior Athlete of the Year award.

The following year she made her debut for Australia at the 2011 Para Pan Pacs in Edmonton, Canada. Three years later she realised her dream when she competed at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Madeleine won a silver medal in the …

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Date of birth
11 February 1993
Past Paralympic Games

Rio 2016

Physical Impairment – Brachial plexus palsy
How acquired
Canberra, ACT
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Winning silver at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Greatest sporting moments

Grant Hackett making the 2015 World Champs team at age 34


  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 100m breaststroke Classification: SB9
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 100m butterfly Classification: S9
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 200m individual medley Classification: SM9
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 4x100m freestyle relay Classification: S9
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 4x100m medley relay Classification: S9

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