Danae Sweetapple

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Danae Sweetapple
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Nationality Australia

Danae Suzanna Sweetapple[1] is an Australian Paralympic swimmer. She was born in the Queensland town of St George.[1][2] Sweetapple attended boarding school at 11 [3] and has a Bachelor of Arts in Literature.[citation needed]

She took up swimming in 1990. Her early swimming results led to her being offered one of the first Australian Institute of Sport scholarships for disabled swimmers.[3] At the 1992 Barcelona Games, she won a silver medal in the Women's 100 m Freestyle B2 event and she won two bronze medals in the Women's 100 m Backstroke B2 and Women's 50 m Freestyle B2 events.[4] After the Games she commented "I'd be so happy if more people could make movement and sport a way of life. It's a great way to meet people and gain confidence."[3]

Sweetapple was the Young Queenslander of the Year in 1992.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Danae Suzanna Sweetapple". Geni. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Guide dogs have their day". The Chronicle. 13 April 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Athlete Search Results". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Queenslander of the Year". Awards. Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2012.