PATTERSON Mitchell < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 01 Oct 1986 in Manly, AUS
Height1.89 m
Weight 85 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Sydney, NSW, AUS
Higher education Marketing - Macquarie University: Sydney, NSW, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He started swimming at age five in Sydney, Australia
Club / Team Warringah Aquatic Swimming Club: Sydney, NSW, AUS
Name of coach Ben Davies
Coach from which country? Australia
International Debut
Year 2009
Competing for Australia
Tournament World Cup
Location Singapore
General Interest
Nicknames Patto (Swimming Australia, 16 Jun 2010)
Hobbies Stock and option trading. (Swimming Australia, 16 Jun 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Breaking the short course Commonwealth record for the 100m butterfly. (Swimming Australia, 16 Jun 2010)
Most influential person in career His father. (Swimming Australia, 16 Jun 2010)
Hero / Idol Muhammad Ali. (Swimming Australia, 16 Jun 2010)
Injuries He has previously injured his rotator cuff. (Swimming Australia, 16 Jun 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Courage goes to the man who enters the arena." (Swimming Australia, 16 Jun 2010)
Other information FAN CLUB SUPPORT
In 2009, he missed out on selection for the Australian team travelling to Singapore for a World Cup meet after only just recovering from a shoulder injury. He asked head coach Alan Thompson if he could compete if he paid his own way. Upon Thompson saying yes, he and his supporters set up a Facebook page and starting creating fan t-shirts. Within six weeks, $7000 was collected in donations and he was able to make his internationald debut in Singapore and set Commonwealth and Australian records in his butterfly events. (smh.com.au, 22 Feb 2010)