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Jordan HARRISON
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Australia   
GenderMen
Born09 Jun 1995 in Gold Coast, AUS
Height1.85 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Tamieca
Residence
Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Occupation
Finance
Languages
English, French
Higher education
Economics, Finance - Bond University: Gold Coast, QLD, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming seriously at age 10.
Why this sport?
"Well I was probably about 12 years old and with every school there's always a school swimming carnival. One year, I think it was maybe grade seven, I'm not sure, maybe six, I actually ended up winning the overall age championship. I hadn't really trained or anything. I really enjoyed it, so I started swimming lessons at Miami Swim Club and everything kind of progressed from there. I stayed in the sport, loved it, got better the more I trained and just stuck with it."
International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Istanbul, TUR
General Interest
Nicknames
Jordy, Heir Jordan (swimming.org.au, 2013; foxsports.com.au, 27 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
Australian swimmer Grant Hackett. (pogophysio.com.au, 20 Apr 2016)
Injuries
He suffered a back injury in early 2015 that hampered him throughout the year and kept him out of the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. (goldcoastbulletin.com.au, 19 Nov 2015)

He fell off a scooter in Spain in late 2013 and broke his wrist. His wrist was in plaster for 14 weeks and required surgery. (foxsports.com.au, 27 Mar 2014)

In January 2013 he dislocated his knee while surfing. (couriermail.com.au, 05 May 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"All or nothing." (swimming.org.au, 2014)
Awards and honours
He won the Australian Institute of Sport Discovery of the Year Award at the 2013 Australian Swimmer of the Year Awards. (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 02 Feb 2014)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP 1500m Freestyle 15:00.44
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP 800m Freestyle 7:47.38
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP 400m Freestyle 3:48.40
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2014 Doha, QAT 1500m Freestyle 14:33.10
5 2014 Doha, QAT 400m Freestyle 3:39.11
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 400m Freestyle 3:43.88
8 2012 Istanbul, TUR 1500m Freestyle 14:43.62