Jeremy McClure

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“There's always a positive out of every negative.”

South Shore Swimming Club
Chris Twomey

Jeremy McClure


Specialising in backstroke and freestyle, McClure took up competitive swimming in 2003 when he was 16 years old. Such was his ability in the pool, the Perth local qualified for his first Paralympic team – 2004 in Athens – less than 10 months later. In his first Paralympic appearance McClure made the final of the Men’s 100m Backstroke (S12) and placed a commendable sixth. Taking a break from swimming after the 2008 Paralympics, McClure returned to the sport three years later to qualify for this third Games – the 2012 London Paralympics. At the 2016 Australian Swimming Championships in Adelaide he set a new world record of 32.22 in the Men’s 50m Backstroke (S11), while he most recently won gold in the 100m backstroke (S11) at the 2018 Para Pan Pacs in Cairns.

Out of the pool McClure is a trained remedial massage therapist and his beloved seeing eye dog Nina is never far from his side.

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Paralympic Games

Athens, Greece 2004

  • Placed 6th in the Men’s 100m Backstroke

Beijing, China 2008

  • Placed 7th in the Men’s 100m Backstroke

London, England 2012

  • Placed 8th in the Men’s 100m Backstroke

Rio, Brazil 2016

  • Placed 5th in the Men’s 100m Backstroke (S11)
  • Placed 12th in the Men’s 100m Freestyle (S11)
  • Placed 14th in the Men’s 50m Freestyle (S11)

Pan Pacific Para Championships

Cairns, Australia 2018

  • Won gold in the Men’s 100m Backstroke (S11)

World Para Swimming Championships

London, England 2019

  • Placed 6th Men’s 100m Backstroke (S11)
  • Placed 6th in the Mixed 4x100m Freestyle (49 points)

In The Pool

Pan Pacific Para Championships


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