Abby started swimming after a family trip to Australia when she was a child. On that trip the family visited water parks but Abby couldn’t participate, so when she returned home she had swimming lessons. She was about seven years old at the time, and was inspired by her older brother, Fraser.
At the 2016 British Para-Swimming International Meet, 12 year-old Abby put herself in the mix for selection by twice lowering the British record in the 100m backstroke S13. She will celebrate her 13th birthday just prior to making her Paralympic debut.
Check out Abby and the rest of the Paralympian team at http://rio.paralympics.org.uk/meet-the-team/