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Sean Tretheway #137

Sean Tretheway, New Zealand Paralympian

Para swimmer, Sean was part of the team of 42 Paralympians competing to the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games. He raced in the 100m and 400m freestyle as well as the 100m backstroke in which he claimed a silver medal. Sean is still passionate about swimming and getting more people learning, participating and competing. Sean was the head of BAYswim, with two swim school sites in Tauranga. He is now self-employed as a screen printer.

Sean officially received his ‘numbered’ Paralympic pin as part of The Celebration Project in Tauranga in July 2019.

Paralympic Results
Paralympic GamesResult
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games
  • Silver - Men's 100m Backstroke S9


  • Hometown: Tauranga

  • Born: 11 July 1977

  • Ethnicity: New Zealand

  • Eligible Impairment: Right Leg Above Knee Amputee

  • Games Year: Sydney 2000

  • Medals Won: 1 Silver

  • Para Sport: Para swimming

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