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Full name  Grant Patterson
Classifications  S3, SB2, SM3
Nickname(s)  Scooter
Coach  Herbie Howard

Nationality  Australia
Name  Grant Patterson
Sport  Swimming
Club  Cairns Central
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Born  19 May 1989 (age 26) (1989-05-19) Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Strokes  Freestyle swimming, Medley swimming

Grant patterson


Grant Patterson (born 19 May 1989) is an Australian swimmer. He represented Australia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in swimming but did not medal.

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Nicknamed Scooter, Patterson was born on 19 May 1989 and is from Cairns, Queensland. He has Diastrophic dysplasia, a joint fusion disability connected to dwarfism. Other sports he competes in include Australian rules football, cricket and ice hockey. In 2012, he was working as an office worker.

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He owes his nickname to the non-motorised scooter which he uses to move around, including up to the edge of the pool during competitions.

Swimming

Patterson is an S3 classified swimmer. He is coached by Herbie Howard.

Patterson started competitive swimming in 2007. At the 2009 Australian Open, he came in first in the 100m backstroke event. He first represented Australia in 2009 at the Arafura Games where he won two gold medals and one bronze medal. At 2010 Berlin International Championships, he earned two gold medals and one silver medal. Competing at the 2011 Australian National Championships, he set a world record in the 100m backstroke event. He was a member of the Australian team competing at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. At the 2011 Para Pan Pacific Championships, he earned seven medals. He was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in swimming. He did not medal at the 2012 Games.

At the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, he won a silver medal in the Men's 150 m Individual Medley S3 and two bronze medals in the Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 and Men's 100 m Freestyle S3.

Competing at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, he won a silver medal in the Men’s 150m Individual Medley S3. He finished fifth in the Men's 200m Freestyle S3 and Men's 50m Breaststroke SB2, sixth in the Men's 50m Freestyle S3 and Men's 50m Backstroke S3 and seventh in the Mixed 4x50m Freestyle Relay 20pts.

Recognition

  • 2014 - Swimming Australia Paralympic Program Swimmer of the Year
  • References

    Grant Patterson Wikipedia


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