Tim Antalfy

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Tim Antalfy
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2012 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of Antalfy
Personal information
Full name Timothy Antalfy
Nationality  Australia
Born (1987-04-01) 1 April 1987 (age 31)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly, Freestyle
Classifications S13, SB13, SM13
Club Hunters Hill
Coach Bash Zidan

Timothy "Tim" Antalfy (born 1 April 1987) is an Australian Paralympic swimmer. He represented Australia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in swimming and won a bronze medal.


Antalfy was born on 1 April 1987,[1] and is from Georges Hall,[2] New South Wales.[3] He is legally blind[2] as a result of retinitis pigmentosa, a hereditary disease.[1] Beyond swimming, he also is involved with surfing, waterskiing and wake boarding.[1]


Antalfy is a S13 classified swimmer[1][2][4] swimming in 100 metre butterfly, 50 metre freestyle and 50 metre freestyle events.[1] He is a member of the Hunters Hill Swimming Club.[2] When at the club, he is trained by Bash Zidan.[2]

Antalfy started competing in 1995.[1] In 2005, he was a member of the MLC Marlins Swim Team where he was coached by John Bladon. As a member of the team, he was the first swimmer to compete at the National Open Short-Course Championship and make the finals. At the competition, he finished fifth in the 50m Butterfly event, with a heat time of 24.56 seconds, semifinals time of 24.49 seconds, and final time of 24.73 seconds. He set personal bests in the 100m Butterfly with a time of 57.74 seconds where he finished 35th overall, best time in the 50m Freestyle with a time of 23.81 seconds while finishing 38th overall.[5] He won three gold medals and one silver medal at the 2011 Tasmanian State Championships.[1] He broke six world records in four different events during the 2012 Australian national swimming championships.[2]

Antalfy at the 2012 London Paralympics

Antalfy first represented Australia in 2011, competing in the Para Pan Pacific and Arafura Games that year.[1] He earned a gold medal at the Arafura Games in the 50m backstroke event, a silver medal in the 100m butterfly event, and three bronze medals 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle and 50m breaststroke events.[1] He was part of the November 2011 World Cup short course meet in Beijing.[6] That month he also competed in World Cup events in Singapore and Tokyo.[7] As a twenty-five years old,[2] he was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in swimming in the 100m and 50m freestyle, 100m butterfly and 100m backstroke S13 events.[3][4][8][9] In the lead up to the Games, he trained at the Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre.[2] In an average week, he had three total gym sessions and seven sessions in the pool.[2]

At the 2012 Summer Paralympics, he won a bronze medal in the Men's 100 m Butterfly S13.[10] Competing at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, he won a bronze medal in the Men's 100 m Butterfly S13.[11] At the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships, he won a bronze medal in the Men's 100 m Butterfly S13.[12] He finished eighth in the Men's 50m Freestyle S13.[13]

Personal bests[edit]

Course Event Time Meet Swim Date Reference
Long 50m Backstroke 28.2 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Championships 20-Mar-12 [14]
Long 100m Backstroke 01:05.3 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Championships 15-Mar-12 [14]
Long 50m Butterfly 24.53 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Championships 17-Mar-12 [14]
Long 100m Butterfly 54.92 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Championships 21-Mar-12 [14]
Long 50m Freestyle 24.32 2011 NSW State Open Championsh 11-Feb-11 [14]
Long 50m Freestyle 24.32 2011 NSW Grand Prix Meet 10-Dec-11 [14]
Long 100m Freestyle 52.55 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Championships 19-Mar-12 [14]
Short 50m Butterfly 24.08 FINA World Cup 2011 Stage 6 - Beijing 8-Nov-11 [14]
Short 100m Butterfly 53.94 FINA World Cup 2011 Stage 7 - Tokyo 13-Nov-11 [14]
Short 50m Freestyle 23.31 FINA World Cup 2011 Stage 5 - Singapore 5-Nov-11 [14]
Short 100m Freestyle 51.52 FINA World Cup 2011 Stage 5 - Singapore 4-Nov-11 [14]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Timothy Antalfy". Australian Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Pedersen, Michael. "Blind swimmer goes for gold — Olympics 2012 - Sport — Northern District Times". Northern-district-times.whereilive.com.au. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  3. ^ a b "Cowdrey leads Paralympic swim team". ABC Grandstand Sport — ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  4. ^ a b "Paralympic swim team revealed". Australian Paralympic Committee. 2012-07-10. Archived from the original on 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  5. ^ "MLC Marlins". MLC Marlins. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  6. ^ "Trickett, Evans impress in Beijing". ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). 2011-11-10. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  7. ^ "Sunshine Swimming & Life Saving Club Inc". Sunshine Swimming & Life Saving Club Inc. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  8. ^ "Australian Paralympic swimteam and TV coverage announced | Industry News". Splash Magazine. 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  9. ^ Howlett, Scott. "Good luck, magnificent seven Olympians". Northern District Times. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  10. ^ Results for Timothy Antalfy from the International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
  11. ^ "Dreams come true at IPC World Championships". Swimming Australia News. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "Seven golds in seven days for Dias at Glasgow 2015". International Paralympoc Committee News, 19 July 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  13. ^ "Tim Antafly resuklts". Glasgow 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Timothy Antalfy personal bests". Swimming Australia. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 

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