Ambassadors

Event organisers for the SunSmart Busselton Jetty Swim 2017 are proud to announce ambassadors, Priya Cooper and Madonna Blyth and welcome them to the team.

Priya and Madonna, both Australian ambassadors at Olympics and Para Olympics, and both with extensive careers in their chosen sports, are lending their support to the SunSmart Busselton Jetty Swim

Priya Cooper

Priya Cooper O.A.M.

1999 Young Australian of the Year for Sport
World Champion Paralympic Swimmer
Motivational Speaker

Priya Cooper has overcome Cerebral Palsy to become one of Australia's leading Paralympians.

From her first appearance at the 1991 National Wheelchair Games, at which she won a staggering nine gold medals, she went on to win three gold and two silver medals, and break two world records at the Barcelona Paralympics in 1992, her first international competition. Priya won the most medals of any Australian athlete at those games and on arriving back in Australia was honoured with an Order of Australia Medal for her services to sport.

Priya then won five gold medals and set four world records at the World Swimming Championships in Malta in 1994, and eight gold medals at the Atlanta pre-Paralympic Swimming Trials, setting one world record.

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madonna blyth

Madonna Blyth

Hockeyroos #12
(342 Caps, 70 Goals)

The Hockeyroos’ captain since 2009, Madonna Blyth overtook Nikki Hudson’s all-time record of 303 appearances for the Hockeyroos at the 2015 World League Semi Finals in Belgium. Blyth is now known as Australia’s most capped female hockey player on 342 appearances.

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