At the Queensland Championships last December, Georgia, 12, was the youngest competitor and therefore the fastest 11-year-old swimmer for 50m, 100m and 400m Freestyle. In the next year she hopes to make the Australian Swimming team. Georgia is also a development player with the state women’s wheelchair basketball team, the MineCraft Comets.
Georgia 12, was the youngest competitor at the Queensland Championships last December, and therefore the fastest 11-year-old swimmer for 50m, 100m and 400m Freestyle. She placed 7th overall in an open event against older athletes.
She hopes to make the Australian Swimming team. Georgia is also a development player with the state women’s wheelchair basketball team, the Mine Craft Comets.
She is a highly dedicated athlete training seven days a week for swimming and training every Monday night and when ever she can for Wheelchair Basketball.
Georgia was born with bilateral club feet and Arthrogryposis and her specialist told her two things: to live in a wheelchair and be sick for the rest of her life or get fit and you can be ordinary or extraordinary.
Georgia took up wheelchair basketball in June 2009 and swimming has always been a passion for her.
Georgia aspires to represent Australia Paralympics . Her short term goals consist of succeeding at the Multi Class Championships in September, and ultimately making the Australian Swimming team. In Wheelchair Basket ball, her current goals are to be more involved in the Queensland Comets playing team and the Australian Junior team. She hopes to train more in basketball so she can work towards playing in the Australian under 25s Women’s team.
Georgia’s advice to other athletes would be that if someone brings you down, just show that you can do better and try your best at everything you do.
In Georgia’s off seasons, she attempts other sports such as horse riding and hiphop.
Her motto to live by is “What does not kill you only makes you stronger”.
Georgia’s coach takes great pleasure in coaching her and wishing he had a hundred Georgia’s on his swimming squad.