Jeremy McClure

Name: Jeremy McClure

 

Disability: Lebers Hereditary Optic Neuropathy

 

Sport: Swimming - 100m Backstroke, 100m Freestyle and 50m Freestyle

 

Age: 29

 

Paralympic Experience: Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

 

Dates Competing:

 

Day 2: S11 100m Backstroke - Heats

Day 2: S11 100m Backstroke – Final

Day 5: S11 50m Freestyle – Heats

Day 5: S11 50m Freestyle - Final

Day 8: S11 100m Freestyle - Heats

Day 8: S11 100m Freestyle - Final

 

Bio Information:

 

Jeremy was diagnosed with Lebers Hereditary Optic Neuropathy when he was 15-years-old. After becoming legally blind within the space of ten weeks, he began swimming at his local club in order to pursue his sporting dreams.

 

McClure was selected as part of the Australian Paralympic Team for the Athens 2004 Games, less than a year after he began competitive swimming.

 

He was selected to participate in the Queen’s Baton Relay in the lead up to the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

 

In 2015 Jeremy was reclassified as an S11 athlete due to his vision impairment worsening.

 

McClure secured his place for Rio 2016 after swimming an A-qualifier time in the 100m backstroke at the 2016 Australian Swimming Championships.

 

He broke the record for the 50m backstroke earlier this year with a time of 32.22 seconds. Unfortunately the 50m backstroke event will not take place at the Rio Games.

 

Social Media Links:

 

Website - http://jeremymcclure.yolasite.com

Facebook - @jeremymcclure87