Braeden Jason | UniSC | University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Braeden Jason

Career highlights 

  • Current Short Course World Record Holder in S12 400m Freestyle 
  • Member of Dolphins team competing in the 2017 IPC World Swimming Championships, Mexico
  • 2016 Paralympic Games- 5th 400m freestyle, 6th 50m freestyle, 7th 100m freestyle
  • Posting a 2016 Rio Paralympic selection time for his classification 
  • Qualifying for his first senior team and representing Australia at the 2015 IPC World Championships

Australian representation and results

  • 2019 IPC World Championships- 6th place and new Oceania record 100m freestyle, 6th place and new Oceania record 100m butterfly, 6th place and new Oceania record 400m freestyle, 6th place 50m freestyle, 6th place mixed 4x100m freestyle 49 points relay
  • 2018 Pan Pacific Para Championships- gold medallist 400m freestyle, gold medallist 50m freestyle, gold medallist 100m butterfly
  • 2016 Rio Paralympic Games- 5th place 400m freestyle, 6th place 50m freestyle, 7th place 100m freestyle


DOB: 15 May 1998

Favourite event: 400m freestyle

Braedan Jason has spent his entire life in the water. Finding comfort there at an early age, he often enjoyed surfing, paddling his board, and going down to the beach with his friends. It was his involvement in Surf Lifesaving at North Cronulla in Sydney at the age of 8 that helped him master safety and proficiency in the water. With three golds at the Pan-Pacific Championships in 2018 and an appearance at the Rio 2016 Paralympics under his belt, Braedan hopes to continue his fine form in the 400m freestyle and 100m freestyle events over the next two years. Requalifying for the Australian team at the World Championships is his first goal, with a podium finish and an appearance at Tokyo 2020 in sight. Currently studying a Bachelor of Journalism at UniSC, where he is also minoring in creative writing, Braedan is aiming to move into a radio career after swimming.