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Kat Swanepoel

Athelete Bio

DOB

2

Gold

2

Silver

1

Bronze

Personal

1 x Paralympian 2020
2 x World Championships 2020, 2023
Para-swimming
PB: (women’s 50m backstroke SB3) 57.19
PB: (women’s 50m backstroke S4) 50.17
PB: (women’s 50m freestyle S4) 44.65
PB: (women’s 100m freestyle S4) 1:36.13
PB: (women’s 150m Ind Med SM4) 2:51.41

Major Medals

5 World Para Swimming Championships (2 Gold 2023, 2 Silver 2022, 2023, 1 Bronze 2022)

About

Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 21, consigned to a wheelchair two years later, represented her country at (wheelchair) rugby and basketball, went blind in one eye, had her body get progressively weaker to where she has no sensation or movement from her chest down, or in half of her arms, she discovered swimming which has saved her life and given her renewed purpose.