Ruby Storm is one of a generation of S14 swimmers in Australia who emerged post the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, and having now carved her name in the history books with a bronze medal in the mixed 4x100m freestyle S14 at the 2019 World Para-swimming Championships, she is well on her way to Paralympic superstardom.

Incredibly, Ruby’s competition load at her debut World Championships was immense. As well as the freestyle relay, which she raced alongside rookie Ricky Betar, and experienced campaigners Taylor Corry and Liam Schluter, Ruby also contested the women’s 100m butterfly S14, women’s 100m breaststroke SB14, women’s 200m freestyle S14 and women’s 200m individual medley SM14. She exceeded even her own expectations when she swam through to the fly final, placing fifth.

Ruby’s next opportunity to compete as an Australian Dolphin will come this August at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. But far from kicking back, she …

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Date of birth
18 November 2003
Sport
Para-swimming
Past Paralympic Games

Nil

Impairment
Intellectual Impairment
How acquired
Congenital
Residence
Traralgon, VIC
Occupation
Student
Started competing
2011
First competed for Australia
2019
Greatest sporting moments

Winning a bronze medal in the mixed 4x100m freestyle S14, and swimming through to the final of the women’s 100m butterfly S14 at the 2019 World Para-swimming Championships

Heroes/role models

Her dad

Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 100m breaststroke Classification: SB14
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 100m butterfly Classification: S14
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 200m freestyle Classification: S14
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 200m individual medley Classification: SM14
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 4x100m freestyle Classification: S14

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