Ellie Cole signs on with Soldier On

    Ellie Cole

Ellie Cole signs on with Soldier On

Leading the charge into Australia Swims Ellie Cole, one of Australia’s most accomplished Paralympic athletes is ready to once again inspire the nation and help raise awareness for an amazing cause.  

The Melbourne native, coming fresh off her success at the Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships and Hancock Prospecting Australian Short Course Championships, is set to head up the Soldier On team as part of this years Australia Swims, acting as one of the inaugural team captains.

After suffering a life-threatening sarcoma cancer at age three, Ellie’s right leg was amputated just above the knee. Overcoming the odds Ellie has gone on to win numerous accolades in and out of the pool, including 15 Paralympic medals and two world records along the way. But it’s not just her swimming prowess that has captured global attention, it’s her unrivalled sense of humour, humility and determination that make her a true inspiration.


Ellie Cole


Acting as one of the team leaders, alongside fellow Australian Dolphin Brendan Hall, for armed forces charity Soldier On, Ellie will be celebrating all things swimming this January 19-28 for a 10-day nationwide campaign as we collectively aim to swim 35,877KM lapping Australia.

Soldier On’s mission is to work side by side with those who serve and protect Australia, and their families, helping them to secure their futures. To find out more about Team Soldier On head over to the Lap Australia page.

For more information on how you can get involved, experiences near you, tips and tricks as well as a team leaderboard head to australiaswims.com.au Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for regular updates, events, messages from some of our Australian Dolphins and more!

Ellie can’t wait to have you on her team!

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