Taylor Corry

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Taylor Corry
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Taylor Corry in 2011
Personal information
Full name Taylor Corry
Nickname(s) Tralier Park
Nationality  Australia
Born (1995-01-31) 31 January 1995 (age 22)
Anna Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke, freestyle
Classifications S14, SB14, SM14
Club Nelson Bay RSL
Coach Jan Cameron

Taylor Corry (born 31 January 1995) is an Australian S14 swimmer. At the 2012 Summer Paralympics, she won two silver medals.

Personal[edit]

Corry was born on 31 January 1995,[1] and grew up in Anna Bay,[1][2] New South Wales.[3] She has an intellectual disability.[1] As of 2012, she is a high school student at St. Philips Cristian College, Port Stephens.[1]

Her older brother is Keiran Corry. Like Taylor, he has represented Australia at the 2011 Global Games in swimming where he won three silver medals and one bronze.[4]

Swimming[edit]

Corry is an S14 classified swimmer.[1][5] She has been coached by Tom Davis since December 2010[4] a who continued to coach her going into the 2012 Summer Paralympic.[1][2] at the Tomaree Aquatic Centre.[6]

Corry started swimming in 2004.[1] She earned three gold medals and two silver medals at the 2009 National Underage Championships.[1] The following year, she competed in the 2010 Australian Short Course Championships.[7]

In 2011, most days, Corry was training two hours a day, twice a day,[4] spending up to twenty hours a week in the pool.[6] That year, she competed in the 2011 NSW State Age Short Course Championships and 2011 New South Wales State Open Championships.[7] She went on to compete in the 2011 Australian Underage National Championships where she earned seven gold medals.[1] One of her gold medals came in the Girls 15–16 years 50m backstroke event, where she had a time of 34.81 seconds. Another gold medal came in the Girls 15-16 50m butterfly event where she had a time of 33.26 seconds.[8] She set several records while at the event.[6]

Corry also competed in the 2011 Australian Short Course Championships where she set a world record for her classification in the 50 metre multi-class backstroke with a time of 31.87 seconds.[4]

Corry at the 2012 London Paralympics

Corry made her national team debut in 2011 at the Italian hosted Global Games where she earned eight gold medals and one silver medal The gold medals came in the 50 metre backstroke, 100 metre backstroke, 100 metre freesyle events. Her other gold medals came in relay events. Her silver medal came in the 50 metre freestyle event.[1][2][3] In 2011, on a few days rest following the Global Games, she competed in the Canberra hosted Australian Multi Class National championships where she earned gold medals in the 50 metre butterfly, 50, 100 metre backstroke, 50, 100 metre freestyle and 200 metre individual medley events.[2] She competed at the 2012 NSW Country Championships.[7] and then competed at the Australian National Swimming Championships,[7] where she finished third in the 50m freestyle Multi Class event with a time of 29.16.[9] At the 2012 Summer Paralympics, she won two silver medals in the Women's 100 m Backstroke and Women's 200 m Freestyle S14 events.[5][10] and participated in a local Rotary Club fundraiser to help cover her costs to compete at the Paralympics.[11]

Corry competing at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal, Canada won a bronze medal in the Women's 200m Freestyle S14.[12] At the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, she won a bronze medal in the Women's 100 m Backstroke S14.[13] She finished fourth in the Women's 200m Freestyle S14 and Women's 200m Individual Medley SM14. [14]


Personal bests[edit]

Personal best times as of 30 July 2012
Course Event Time Meet Swim Date Reference
Long 100m Backstroke 01:11.1 2012 Australia Swimming Championships 15-Mar-12 [7]
Short 100m Backstroke 01:09.6 2011 NSW State Age SC Championships 14-Aug-11 [7]
Long 100m Breaststroke 01:39.2 2011 NSW State Open Championsh 11-Feb-11 [7]
Long 100m Freestyle 01:02.1 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Championships 19-Mar-12 [7]
Short 100m Freestyle 01:03.2 2012 NSW SC Country Championships 8-Jul-12 [7]
Long 200m Backstroke 02:36.2 2012 NSW Country Championships-Individual 26-Feb-12 [7]
Short 200m Backstroke 02:32.2 2012 NSW SC Country Championships 8-Jul-12 [7]
Long 200m Freestyle 02:14.5 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Championships 21-Mar-12 [7]
Short 200m Freestyle 02:15.2 2012 NSW SC Country Championships 8-Jul-12 [7]
Long 200m Medley 02:43.7 2012 NSW State Open Championships All Events 10-Feb-12 [7]
Short 200m Medley 02:44.5 2010 Telstra Australian Short Course 14-Jul-10 [7]
Short 400m Freestyle 04:42.4 2012 NSW SC Country Championships 7-Jul-12 [7]
Long 50m Backstroke 32.64 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Championships 20-Mar-12 [7]
Short 50m Backstroke 31.87 2011 Australian Short Course Championships 3-Jul-11 [7]
Long 50m Breaststroke 42.49 2012 NSW Country Championships-Individual 25-Feb-12 [7]
Short 50m Breaststroke 40.55 2011 NSW Country SC Championships 9-Jul-11 [7]
Long 50m Butterfly 31 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Championships 17-Mar-12 [7]
Short 50m Butterfly 31.99 2010 Telstra Australian Short Course 14-Jul-10 [7]
Long 50m Freestyle 28.87 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Championships 16-Mar-12 [7]
Short 50m Freestyle 29.08 2011 Australian Short Course Championships 1-Jul-11 [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Taylor Corry". Australia: Australian Paralympic Committee. 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Mills, Daniel (2011-10-19). "Anna Bay's Taylor Corry brings home 15 golds". Port Stephens Examiner. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  3. ^ a b "Taylor Corry | National Special Olympic Games". Perth Now. 2011-05-24. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  4. ^ a b c d Mills, Daniel (2011-07-27). "Top time for Taylor: World record for swimmer". Port Stephens Examiner. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  5. ^ a b "Paralympic swim team revealed". Australian Paralympic Committee. 2012-07-10. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  6. ^ a b c "Taylor a step closer to Paralympics dream". Port Stephens Examiner. 2011-05-18. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x "Taylor Corry personal bests". Swimming Western Australia. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  8. ^ "Swimming Victoria". Swimming Victoria. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  9. ^ "Swimming Australia". Swimming Australiaw. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  10. ^ "Cowdrey leads Paralympic swim team". ABC Grandstand Sport — ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  11. ^ jowindeyer (2012-05-11). "SUPERSTRIKE! Taylor Corry and Tom Davies Paralympic fundraising night". Salamander Bay Rotary. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  12. ^ "Golden start for the Australian swim team in Montreal". Swimming Australia News, 13 August 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "Seven golds in seven days for Dias at Glasgow 2015". International Paralympoc Committee News, 19 July 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  14. ^ "Taylor Corry results". Glasgow 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 

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