Meet Sahrah Hancock - 2024 NT Swimming Championships Event Ambassador

13 March 2024

Swimming NT is proud to announce Sahrah Hancock, from Nightcliff Swimming Club as our event Ambassador for the 2024 NT Swimming Championships. 


We asked Sahrah if she would be happy to share a little bit about herself and here it is. 

What are your favourite hobbies?

Swimming is my favourite hobby, but I also like catching up with friends.

When did you first start swimming?

I started swimming with a club mid 2021 as an 11 year old.

What is your favourite swimming memory?

I have a few favourite memories, the first is swimming at the Queensland State Championships late last year and chasing down the swimmer in the lane beside me and taking 15 secs off my PB in the 200m freestyle.  I also made a final in the 50 m breaststroke at the Queensland State Champs and got to swim against a couple of Australian para-athletes.  My third favourite swimming memory is getting to swim with Scooter (Grant Patterson) a para-athlete, when I was 11 years old.  Scooter has a form of skeletal dysplasia and he showed me what people with short stature, or with a difference, can achieve.

What is your favourite stroke and distance?

My favourite stroke is the 50 m and 100 m breaststroke.

What is it like swimming with the Nightcliff Swim Team?

I love swimming for Nightcliff, the club is very supportive of all the multiclass swimmers.  The club has a fantastic coach and she challenges all the swimmers to be the best they can be. Nightcliff is like a big family and I have great friends at the club.

What are your future goals?

To represent Australia in swimming and make it to the Paralympics, World Para Games and maybe the Commonwealth Games.  I also wouldn’t mind breaking a world record some day.  Maybe someday too I’ll be a role model for younger para-athletes coming through.

We wish Sahrah all the best at the 2024 NT Swimming Championships this weekend.

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