At the age of 16 this was a truly remarkable experience for Dylan to represent Australia at the 5th World Deaf Swimming Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

His results from this meet were great for his first international competition and the invaluable experience ,and learnings will stand with him for a long time to come.

After a long 23 hour journey the team landed in Sao Paulo on Friday the 23rd ,had warm ups on the Saturday and an exciting opening ceremony on the Sunday ,starting the competition on the Monday .The team stayed at the Paralympic Facility in Sao Paulo .
There were 29 countries participating at this meet and the Australian team were represented by 2 girls and 4 boys.

Dylan had a packed programme competing in 11 individual events and 5 relays across the 6 days ,finishing with 1x top 10 ,6 x top 15 , 2 x top 20 and 2 x top 25 individual results .
The highlight of the week for him was (unofficially, waiting for verification from Swimming Australia) breaking the 200m S15 Age 16 years old LC Breaststroke Australian record which has been held since 2005.

His results were as follows :
200 IM -placed 9th
200 Breaststroke – placed 11th and a PB and new Australian S15 Age Record
200 Butterfly placed 12th
400 IM – placed 14th
50 Butterfly -placed 15th and a PB
50 Breaststroke -placed 15th
100 Breaststroke – placed 15th
50 Freestyle -placed 16th and a PB
100 Butterfly -placed 17th
200 Freestyle – Placed 21st
100 Freestyle -placed 24th
4 x 100 Medley Relay Men -placed 9th
4 x 100 Free Relay Mixed -placed 6th
4×200 m Relay men’s -placed 8th
4 x 100m Medley Relay Mixed -placed 7th
4 x 100 Relay Men -placed 10th

Well done to both Dylan and his family for the commitment and support shown to the sport of swimming!