Jake Templeton | UniSC | University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Jake Templeton

Career highlights

  • Current Short Course World Record Holder in S13 400m Freestyle, S13 100m Freestyle and S13 200m Freestyle
  • Posted a qualifying time for the 2016 Rio Paralympic team
  • Represented Australia at the 2015 IPC World Championships
  • Gained selection onto his first senior team for the 2014 Pan Pacific Para Championships and won his first international medal 

Australian representation and results

  • 2018 Pan Pacific Para Championships- silver medallist 100m backstroke, silver medallist 400m freestyle, bronze medallist 200 IM, 4th place 100m butterfly, 4th place 50m freestyle
  • 2016 Rio Paralympic Games- 6th place 400m freestyle, 8th place 200 IM, 10th place 50m freestyle, 12th place 100m butterfly, 13th place 100m freestyle
  • 2014 Pan Pacific Para Championships- silver medallist 100m butterfly, bronze medallist 200 IM, 4th place 50m freestyle, 5th place 100m freestyle


DOB: 24 May 1995

Favourite event: 100m backstroke, 400m freestyle

Jake is an elite Paralympic athletes who competes successfully and consistently at an international level. He is ranked seventh in the world for both of his favoured events, the 100m backstroke and the 400m freestyle. In 2016 Jake was selected for the Paralympic team and became first Tasmanian swimmer to qualify for the Games in more than a decade. Jake made the final for two events, finishing 6th in the 400m freestyle and 8th in the 200m individual medley. Prior to his Paralympic debut, Jake competed at the 2014 Pan Pacific Para Championships- where he won a silver medal in the 100m butterfly and bronze in the 200m individual medley- and made the 2015 World Para team that travelled to Glasgow. In 2018 Jake competed at the Pan Pacific Para Championships where he won five medals- two in his favoured events, and three in the 50m freestyle, the 100m butterfly and the 200m individual medley. Jake is currently working towards the goal of making it to the Tokyo Paralympics. He is confident he'll be able to challenge for medals.