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Ben Popham

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“I learnt that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.”

Age
19
CLUB
Arena Swim Club
Coach
Simon Redmond

Ben Popham

Achievements

Newcomer Ben Popham made his Dolphin debut in 2018 when he represented Australia at the 2018 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships in Cairns. Stunning in his first outing, the young gun claimed two gold medals – in the Men’s 100m Freestyle (S8) and as part of the Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay (34 points) team. A stellar year saw the Western Australian secure the ‘AIS Discovery of the Year’ accolade at Swimming Australia’s awards night in October.

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Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships

Cairns, Australia 2018

  • Won gold in the Men’s 100m Freestyle (S8)
  • Won gold in the Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay (34 points)
  • Placed 10th in the Men’s 100m Freestyle (S8)
  • Placed 14th in the Men’s 400m Freestyle (S8)

World Para Swimming Championships

London, England 2019

  • Won silver in the Men’s 100m Freestyle S8
  • Won bronze in the Men’s 50m Freestyle S8
  • Won bronze in the Men’s 4x100m Freestyle (34 points)
  • Placed 5th Men’s 400m Freestyle S8
Ben Popham
The Arena swimmer is making waves early in his career, as he looks ahead to 2020.

In The Pool

Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships

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World Para Swimming Championships

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Event Details

Pure Elation: Ben Popham secures his first World Para Championship medal.

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Event Details

 

Ben Popham sucks in the big ones during the Men's 400m Freestyle S8.
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