Team Soldier On

Team Soldier On
Team Soldier On


Meet your co-captains, Brendan Hall and Ellie Cole! With 32 gold medals between them Ellie and Brendan have signed on to inspire and encourage Team Soldier On. As Paralympic champions both swimmers are no stranger to adversity, both having lost one of their legs to illness at a young age, but it's their strength, determination and dedication that make the dream team of captains.

Partnering with defence and armed forces non-profit Soldier On, these two swimming powerhouses will be offering advice, inspiration, words of wisdom to the nation during Australia Swims. So pledge your swimming to Soldier On this January and stay tuned to the Australia Swims site for updates. 

Brendan and Ellie can’t wait to have you on their team!

Cole and Hall



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 future. Their services aim to HELP individuals build resilience and create, and expand meaningful connections with family, community and employers through:

  • Health and wellbeing – Psychology, social activities and programs, sporting activities and programs and service initiatives.
  • Employment – Transition services, employment support, career development assistance.
  • Learning – Education and training programs, vocational training.
  • Participation – Social activities and programs focused on connections with family, friends and the broader community, volunteering and sports programs.

To find out more information on the great work Soldier On does for our service men and women, visit or check out their Facebook page for regular updates.

Head over to the Lap Australia page now to join Soldier On now!

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