Harrison Biddell - Swimming

Harrison Biddell, 18 years, began swimming competitively when he was only 10 years old, training and racing first in the United States, living there with his family on a military posting then back in Australia in Canberra ACT. Harrison and his family returned home to Adelaide in December 2020, where he continued his endeavours with the Norwood Swimming Club. His Athletic career has so far earned him numerous state titles and a national title in the 200-metre breaststroke as well as state records across all breaststroke lengths in both short course and long course, some of which were previously held by commonwealth games finalists.

Harrison currently trains with the Marion Swimming Club’s gold squad as well as the SASI scholarship squad which includes Kyle Chalmers and Madison Wilson. His Primary events are the 100 and 200 breaststroke and the 400 Individual Medley.

Despite chasing success and continuing to train hard in his sport, Harrison’s main priority is to always enjoy his activities, striving to stay fit and to continue to develop his strength and health, all whilst keeping in mind the integral importance of maintaining an active mind and body active throughout life.

Harrison also enjoys watching and cheering on several sports such as Basketball, American Football, Cricket and AFL.


The best thing about being a SASI Athlete:

Being exposed to some of the greatest athletes in the world and having the opportunity to train with them in first class facilities.

My favourite food to fuel me as an Athlete:

Spaghetti Bolognese.

My favourite movie:

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

My favourite colours:

Blue and red.

My sporting hero and why:

Adam Peaty – Because he is the greatest breaststroker on the planet and is a huge inspiration when it comes to developing my mindset and body. I have read his book and have recently had the honour of training with him when he visited Kyle Chalmers here in SA in December 2022. Kyle Chalmers is also a huge inspiration and role model due to his dedication, resilience, success and his incredible commitment to TEAM.

My favourite possession:

National Gold medal.

The sporting activity I most like performing:

Going to the gym.

If I wasn’t doing my current sport I would like to be:

Become a Powerlifter.

The most important things in life:

Family, having fun and working hard.

My ambassador activity tip:

Set realistic long and short-term goals and keep striving to achieve them – never give up!

My favourite way to keep active:

Swimming or working out with friends/my team.

The sport I like watching the most:

American Football (NFL Dallas Cowboys).

What sporting success looks like:

Being satisfied and happy with your personal best and achieving your personal goals.

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