Col Pearse

The bigger the dream, the harder the grind

Personal Details

Home town:

Echuca

Hobbies:

All sports, Camping, Socialising

Occupation / Area of Study / Work:

Student

Hero / Most Admired Athlete:

Michael Phelps

Date of birth:

10 July 2003

Sporting Details

Event(s) / Discipline:

100m Butterfly

Home Club:

Kew Swim Club

Coach:

Matt King

Classification:

S10, SB9, SM10

Disability:

Limb deficiency

World Championships History:

London 2019 World Para Championships - 100m Butterfly (S10) - 3rd 

Sporting Highlights:

Hailing from the country town of Echuca in Victoria, Pearse trains under Matt King at Kew Swim Club. 

Since taking up swimming as a young child, Pearse’s career has maintained an upwards trajectory and in 2017, he recorded five new S10 13-and-under national age records. 

In 2019 the young gun won four gold medals at the Hancock Prospecting Australia Age Swimming Championships, taking top honours in the Boys’ 15-16-year 100m backstroke (S10), 100m butterfly (S10), 400m free (S10) and 100m breaststroke (SB9). 

In 2019 at the World Para Champs in London he took home an individual bronze in the 100m butterfly (S10) and will pull on the green and gold in Tokyo at the Paralympic Games.

Credit: Swimming Australia

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