Braedan Jason (swimming) made his Commonwealth Games debut in Birmingham where he competed in the men’s 50m freestyle S12 which was on the program for the first time.
The second oldest of four boys, Braedan began swimming when he was eight, starting as a nipper at the North Cronulla Surf Life Saving club and continuing after his family moved to Queensland. Braedan combined surf lifesaving and swimming, winning a silver medal at the 2012 Australian Para Swimming Championships before qualifying for the 2015 World Para Swimming Championships after some stellar efforts at the trials. He went to his first Paralympics in Rio in 2016 where he reached four finals, his second world championships in 2019 in London and his second Paralympics in Tokyo in 2021.
Braedan was born with Cone-Rod Dystrophy, leaving him with only 10 per cent of his vision and is classed as legally blind. His younger brother Nathan, also a swimmer, has the same condition. Braedan began working at the ABC as a radio producer and presenter after completing a Bachelor of Journalism at the University of Sunshine Coast.
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