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USC Spartans Swimming

USC is home to the USC Spartans Olympic and Paralympic swimming squad

Blake Cochrane OAM (UniSC Alumni)

Destined to become the first Australian Para swimmer to attend four Commonwealth Games, Cochrane will contest the 100m breaststroke SB7 at Birmingham. Initially taking up swimming to combat his asthma, he graduated from exercise physiology at USC in 2017.

Braedan Jason (UniSC Alumni)

Born in 1998 in New South Wales with vision impairment, Braeden was a surf lifesaver for much of his youth. His condition has resulted in him having only 10 per cent of his vision. Outside swimming, the 50m freestyle S12 contestant works as a radio presenter and producer.

Jacob Templeton

Born 1995 in Tasmania, Jacob played basketball and Australian rules football before turning his attention to swimming. He will contest the 50m freestyle S13 at Birmingham, marking his Commonwealth Games debut, despite being selected for five events at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

Keira Stephans

Born in Poole, England in 2003, Keira grew up swimming for Fraser Coast Swim Club and Hervey Bay Swimming Club. She will make her Commonwealth Games debut in Birmingham, but has already competed at the Para Pan Pacs, World Para Swimming Championships, and Tokyo Paralympics, where she won bronze in the relays.

Jake Packard
Jake Packard

2016 Olympic Games results: bronze in 4x100m medley relay 2018 Commonwealth Games results: gold in 4x100m medley relay & Games record

Coaching team

Nathan Doyle

USC Spartans Head Coach, Paralympic

A coach from the age of 17, Nathan has been on the Australian national staff since 2015. He is currently a High Performance Swim Coach at USC and possesses a Platinum License from Swim Coaches and Teachers Australia. He is also a member of the Swimming Australia Paralympic Advisory Panel.