Swimming Career

Major Competitions Competed In:

  • 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games
  • 2000 Open Telstra Swimming Championships (Paralympic Selection Trials)
  • 2000 Dutch Open Swimming Championships
  • 2000 British Open National Swimming Championships
  • 1999 German Open Swimming Championships
  • 1999 British Open National Swimming Championships
  • 1998 IPC (International Paralympic Committee) World Swimming Championships (Christchurch New Zealand)
  • 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games
  • 1996 Open Telstra Swimming Championships (Paralympic Selection Trials)

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Questions & Answers:

14 years of age

I did a school program in year 9 for disabled students at a local high school which included a visit from Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association who did a presentation on sporting opportunities for people with disabilities.

Winning the silver medal in the 100m breaststroke at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games.

Australia, USA, England, Germany, Holland and New Zealand

Between 4-6 kilometres, 8 times a week and 2 gym sessions a week.

 

Awards:

  • 2000 Sporting Wheelies Senior Female Athlete of the year
  • 2000 Australian Sports Medal

Records broken by Tamara

50m Breaststroke – Short Course

  • SB7 – 55.97 – Tamara Nowitzki – QLD – Brisbane – 14/09/97 – QSA Winter Meet
  • SB7 – 52.20 - Tamara Nowitzki – QLD – Brisbane – 17/07/99 – QSA State Championships
100m Breaststroke - Short Course
  • SB6 – 2:07.11 - Tamara Nowitzki – QLD – Stoke Mandeville – 24/07/95 – ISMWSF Meet
  • Reclassification SB7 – 2:07.11 - Tamara Nowitzki – QLD – Brisbane - 10/03/96 – Queensland Invitational Games

200m Breaststroke - Long Course
  • SB7 – 4:31.42 – Tamara Nowitzki – QLD – Brisbane – 10/03/96 – Queensland Invitational Games
100m Breaststroke - Long Course
  • SB7 – 1:53.09 – Tamara Nowitzki – QLD – Brisbane – 7/01/98 – QSA State Championships
  • SB7 – 1:50.80 – Tamara Nowitzki – QLD – Melbourne – 2/05/98 – Australian Open Championships
  • SB7 – 1:49.86 – Tamara Nowitzki – QLD – Sydney – 11/03/00 – NSW SCD Development Meet
50m Breaststroke – Long Course
  • SB7 – 53.89 – Tamara Nowitzki – QLD – Brisbane – 7/12/97 – QSA Sprint Meet
  • SB7 – 53.00 – Tamara Nowitzki – QLD – Melbourne - 29/04/98 – Australian Open Championships
  • SB7 – 51.92 – Tamara Nowitzki – QLD – Melbourne - 29/04/98 – Australian Open Championships
  • SB7 – 49.41 – Tamara Nowitzki – QLD – Brisbane - 26/03/99 – Australian Open Championships
  • SB7 – 49.39 – Tamara Nowitzki – QLD – Noosa – 15/04/00 – Interclub Meet