Reagan Wickens

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Reagan Wickens
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2012 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of Wickens
Personal information
Nationality Australia
Born (1994-12-16) 16 December 1994 (age 19)
Sport
Country Australia
Sport Swimming

Reagan Wickens (born 16 December 1994) is an Australian swimmer. He was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in swimming, but did not medal at the 2012 Games.

Personal[edit]

Wickens was born on 16 December 1994 and is from Grays Point, New South Wales.[1][2] He has three brothers.[3] He has Achondraplasia.[1] He currently attends St Patrick's College, Sutherland where he is in year 12.[3]

Swimming[edit]

Wickens is an S6 classified swimmer.[1][4] Reagan started swimming at his local pool, Sutherland leisure centre, at a young age and first competed at the age of 10 in school carnivals.[1] He competed at the 2009 Youth Paralympics in four different swimming strokes, and taking home five medals, one of which was gold.[1] He competed at the 2011 New South Wales Multi Class Championships, where he competed in three events and finished first in all of them. That year, he also competed Para-Pan Pacific Championships where he earned four silver medals and two gold medals.[1] He was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in swimming[2][4][5] in the 400 metre freestyle, 50 metre butterfly, 50 metre freestyle, 200 metre individual medley, 100 metre backstroke and 100 metre freestyle. He left for Wales for a team training camp on 10 August 2012 before the start of the Games.[3] He did not medal at the 2012 Games.[1]

Personal bests[edit]

Course Event Time Meet Swim Date Reference
Long 50m Backstroke 46.42 2012 Victorian Championships 15-Jan-12 [6]
Long 100m Backstroke 01:34.9 2012 NSW State Open Championships All Events 11-Feb-12 [6]
Long 50m Breaststroke 53.69 2012 Victorian Championships 14-Jan-12 [6]
Long 100m Breaststroke 02:01.2 2011 Swimming NSW MC Championship Meet 22-Oct-11 [6]
Long 50m Butterfly 39.75 2012 NSW Metropolitan Championships 4-Mar-12 [6]
Long 100m Butterfly 01:26.0 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Championships 21-Mar-12 [6]
Long 50m Freestyle 35.82 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Championships 16-Mar-12 [6]
Long 100m Freestyle 01:15.5 2012 NSW State Open Championships All Events 12-Feb-12 [6]
Long 200m Freestyle 02:43.7 2011 Swimming NSW MC Championship Meet 22-Oct-11 [6]
Long 400m Freestyle 05:23.1 2012 NSW State Open Championships All Events 11-Feb-12 [6]
Long 200m Medley 03:15.3 2012 Victorian Championships 15-Jan-12 [6]
Short 50m Backstroke 47.05 2012 NSW Metropolitan SC Championships 15-Jul-12 [6]
Short 50m Breaststroke 55.94 2011 NSW Metropolitan SC Championships 16-Jul-11 [6]
Short 50m Butterfly 39.96 2012 NSW Metropolitan SC Championships 15-Jul-12 [6]
Short 100m Butterfly 01:34.2 2011 Australian Short Course Championships 2-Jul-11 [6]
Short 50m Freestyle 36.2 2012 NSW Metropolitan SC Championships 14-Jul-12 [6]
Short 100m Freestyle 01:19.4 2011 Australian Short Course Championships 1-Jul-11 [6]
Short 400m Freestyle 05:39.4 2011 Australian Short Course Championships 2-Jul-11 [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Reagan Wickens". Australia: Australian Paralympic Committee. 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Carayannis, Michael (2012-07-20). "The Carry On: Record number of runners ready". St George & Sutherland Shire Leader. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  3. ^ a b c "Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney — News". Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney. 2012-07-24. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  4. ^ a b "Paralympic swim team revealed". Australian Paralympic Committee. 2012-07-10. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  5. ^ "Cowdrey leads Paralympic swim team". ABC Grandstand Sport — ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Reagan Wickens personal bests". Swimming Western Australia. Retrieved 2012-08-14.