Rylee Grier-Stralow swims home with a swag of medals

Rylee Grier-Stralow.

Rylee Grier-Stralow.

WELLINGTON Point teenager Rylee Grier-Stralow has been named female multi-class swimmer of the meet at the Queensland School Sport Swimming Championships.

The 14-year-old Rylee was also selected for the state team to compete at the Pacific School Games in Adelaide in December.

Rylee won seven gold medals and three silver at the state event.

The Seton College student also achieved a Queensland record in the 50 metre freestyle and Queensland and meet records for the 100 metre breastroke.

Rylee will compete in 10 events at the Australian Age Nationals at Chandler on the weekend, before training for the Junior National Games, held by Special Olympics Australia, at Runaway Bay in July.

Rylee’s latest achievements come after her nomination earlier this year for the 2017 Redland City Australia Day Sport Award for outstanding contribution to sport in the Redlands and further afield.

Her mother Robyn Grier-Stralow said Rylee was born three months premature and had an intellectual disability.

She has been swimming since she was nine months.

Having been inspired by the Paralympics, Rylee started to compete about five years ago.


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