MEET DYLAN

Dylan is a rising star in the sport Para-Canoe. Born with congenital fibula hemimelia, a rare limb deficiency in his right leg, Dylan made his Australian debut at 15, hitting international waters for the first time at the 2015 International Canoe Federation (ICF) Canoe Sprint and Para-canoe World Championships in Milan, Italy. Although he was the youngest competitor in Milan by three years, Dylan raced strongly to record a

top-eight result in the B final of the men’s kayak KL3.

A combination of hard work and raw talent saw Dylan selected for the 2016 Australian Paralympic Team. Training under Andrea Wood, he spent six days a week on the water and three days a week in the gym preparing for the Rio 2016, modelling his style after Australian able-bodied paddlers Lachlan Tame and

Rob McIntyre.

Dylan not only achieved his goal of a Paralympic debut in Rio, but placed sixth in his semi-final, finishing just 2.406 seconds behind the fastest qualifier, and shaving more than a second off the time he clocked in his heat.

Since then, Dylan has been in the form of his life training with NSWIS under Jake Michael, with his focus now placing at the 2021 World Champs and the Tokyo Paralympics.