PASTERFIELD Andrew < Back  
Sport Para Swimming
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 23 Nov 1989 in Brisbane, AUS
Height1.89 m
Weight 71 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment Congenital
Classification S10, SB9, SM10
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete
Languages English, French
Higher education Exercise Science - Australian Catholic University: Sydney, NSW, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began competing in swimming club races at age eight.
Why this sport? He took up the sport to help with his cerebral palsy and asthma.
Club / Team Cranbrook Eastern Edge: Sydney, NSW, AUS
Name of coach Brendan Keogh [national]
International Debut
Year 2007
Competing for Australia
Location Vancouver, BC, CAN
General Interest
Nicknames Pasty (Athlete, 29 Apr 2011)
Most influential person in career His family. (castlehilldolphins.com.au, 15 Jul 2010)
Hero / Idol Australian para-skier and para-cyclist Michael Milton, Australian marathon swimmer Des Renford, Australian para-swimmer Jay Dohnt. (paralympic.org.au, 06 Jul 2012; castlehilldolphins.com.au, 15 Jul 2010)
Injuries An elbow injury forced him to miss to the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. He also had an ongoing ankle ligament problem in early 2015. (paralympic.org.au, 03 Jun 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto "If you don't practise, then you don't deserve to dream." (castlehilldolphins.com.au, 15 Jul 2010)
Awards and honours He was presented with the Medal of the Order of Australia [OAM] in recognition of the gold medal he won at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (aquaticcentre.com.au, 22 Oct 2014)
Famous relatives His father competed in judo at state level in Australia. (Athlete, 29 Apr 2011)
Impairment He was born with cerebral palsy. (paralympic.org.au, 06 Jul 2012)