Paige Leonhardt makes Australian Paralympics team

Paige Leonhardt.

Paige Leonhardt.

MOUNT Cotton teenager Paige Leonhardt has made it onto the Australian team to compete at the World Para Swimming Championships in Mexico in October.

Suffering from a chest infection, which turned into pneumonia, during the recent National Championships at Chandler, Paige did not compete in the finals after qualifying in heats.

She came third in the 100 metre breaststroke, second in 100 metre butterfly and first in the 200 metre medley.

Having made it onto the 20-person Paralympics team, Paige will swim in the 100 metre breaststroke, 100 metre butterfly, 50 metre freestyle and 200 metre medley in Mexico.

Paige, who moved to Mount Cotton from Port Macquarie in January, swam at the Paralympics in Rio last year.

She is a year 10 student at Carmel College.

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