Monique Murphy

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“You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”

Yeronga Park Swimming Club
Rob Van Der Zant

Monique Murphy


After taking up swimming as a child, Murphy always aspired to represent her country. Fast forward a number of years and she has not only accomplished her dream, but she has overcome great adversity in the process. In 2014 Murphy fell 20m off a balcony which resulted in her right leg being amputated below her knee. Her love of swimming saw her jump back in the pool and the following year, she inspirationally made her first Australian Dolphin swim team and competed at the World Para Swimming Championships. In 2016 she made her Paralympic debut in Rio and claimed a silver medal in the 400m freestyle. A member of the Dolphins leadership group, Murphy most recently nabbed a silver medal at the Para Pan Pacs for the same event in 2018.

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Paralympic Games

Rio, Brazil 2016

  • Won silver in the Women’s 400m Freestyle (S10)

World Para Swimming Championships

Glasgow, Scotland 2015

  • Placed 6th in the Women’s 400m Freestyle (S10)
  • Placed 7th in the Women’s 100m Butterfly (S10)

London, England 2019

  • Placed 4th in the Women’s 400m Freestyle (S10)

Pan Pacific Para Championships

Cairns, Australia 2018

  • Won silver in the Women’s 400m Freestyle (S10)

Monique Murphy competes in Adelaide at the Australian Swimming Championships.
Monique Murphy competes at the 2019 Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Championships.

In The Pool

Paralympic Games

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