Sunshine Coast paralympians off to Rio. From left, Guy Harrison-Murray, Jacob Templeton, Logan Powell, Braedan Jason, Rick Pendleton and Blake Cockrane.
Sunshine Coast paralympians off to Rio. From left, Guy Harrison-Murray, Jacob Templeton, Logan Powell, Braedan Jason, Rick Pendleton and Blake Cockrane. Greg Miller

Sunshine Coast swimmer reflects on strong Paralympics result

FOR most people, making the final in each of your events at the Paralympics is the sign of a good meet.

So for Braedan Jason, who is only 18, it's a great result.

In the 50m freestyle he was sixth, seventh in the 100m freestyle and 100m butterfly.

His best result was a fifth in the 400m freestyle. He has visual impairment and swims in the S13 class.

"I feel like I really learnt a lot and I've just exceeded my expectations," James said about his Paralympics.

The Sunshine Coast swimmer said he was really a boy just racing men.

"The guys out there are massive," James said.

"The calibre of athletes I'm racing against is great, so just to soak that up and be part of such fast races, has been awesome.

"I've got to try and get a bit bigger, a bit faster and a bit smarter to keep up with these big boys."

James said the Paralympics had been an awesome experience.

"It's everything you've dreamed of, heard of and more, it's just great to be a part of it and be part of the team," he said.


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