Name: Jeremy McClure
Hereditary Optic Neuropathy
- 100m Backstroke, 100m Freestyle and 50m Freestyle
Paralympic Experience: Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012.
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
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
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.
Website - http://jeremymcclure.yolasite.com
Facebook - @jeremymcclure87