Sarah Paton

03 February 2011

Sport/Event >
Swimming – Senior Performance Squad

Date and Place of Birth >
1986, Nowra, New South Wales, Australia

Coached by >
Mark Skimming

Biography >
Australian international swimmer who took up swimming aged five. Won her first individual Australian national long course title in 2005, she just missed out on a place in the 800m freestyle final on her Olympic Games debut in Athens a year earlier.  Sarah is studying Sports Performance at the Universityy of Bath.

Sarah’s sister, Siobahn, won five individual gold medals competing for Australia at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games.

Competitive Record >
Olympic Games: 9th 800m freestyle, Athens, August 2004

Australian LC National Open: gold 1500m freestyle, Sydney 2005

World Championships: 10th 1500m freestyle, 24th 400m individual medley, Montreal, August 2005

Commonwealth Games Trials: silver 800m freestyle, silver 1500m freestyle, 5th 200m butterfly, 7th 400m freestyle, Melbourne 2006

Commonwealth Games: 6th 800m freestyle, Melbourne, March 2006

Pan Pacific Games: 5th 10k, 9th 1500m freestyle, 18th 800m freestyle, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 2006

Saint-Dizier international meet: gold 200m butterfly, silvers 400m freestyle & 800m freestyle, bronze 200m freestyle, France, November 2006

BUSA SC Champs: golds 200m butterfly, 400m freestyle & 800m freestyle, silver 4×50m freestyle relay, Sheffield, November 2006

Australian Championships: silver 1500m freestyle, 5th 800m freestyle, 8th 400m freestyle, 8th 200m butterfly, Brisbane, December 2006

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