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October 17, 2002


Hamilton, ON


Hamilton, ON


Para Swimming


Lima 2019

Jacob Brayshaw was one of the pleasant surprises at the Canadian Swimming Trials in April 2019. He won gold in the 50m breaststroke and silver in the 50m backstroke multi-class races. In addition, he lowered Canadian S2 records in the 50 back and 100 back.

In December 2018, he won gold in the 50m breaststroke and lowered the Canadian record in the 200m freestyle at the Can-Am meet in Tucson, Arizona.

He started swimming competitively at age 13 and got into the sport for exercise. As of May 2019, he holds 11 Canadian records in the S2 class.


Diagnosed with a form of congenital muscular dystrophy called Ullrich Myopothy, which causes a stagnation of his muscle growth…. Also enjoys power soccer.