• Sport: Swimming Disciplines: 50m freestyle Classification: S13
  • Sport: Swimming Disciplines: 100m freestyle Classification: S13
  • Sport: Swimming Disciplines: 100m butterfly Classification: S13

Quick Facts

Vision impairment – Retinitis pigmentosa
How acquired
How acquired
Hereditary disease
Date of Birth
April 1, 1987
Georges Hall, NSW
Started Competing
First Competed for Australia

Michael Klim, Geoff Huegill

Career Highlights

Making the 2011 Para Pan Pacific Team

Greatest Moment

Still in the making


Timothy Antalfy is among the up-and-coming brigade of stars in the Australian Paralympic Swim Team. Following in the footsteps of his heroes – Olympians Michael Klim and Geoff Huegill – the New South Welshman is now targeting a wide array of events in his bid for success at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Timothy outlined the extent of his progress at the 2011 Arafura Games, winning gold in the 50m backstroke and silver in the 100m butterfly as well as bronze in the 50m and 100m freestyle and 50m breaststroke. He also dominated at the 2011 Tasmanian State Championships, taking home three gold medals and one silver.

Timothy is a self confessed water sports tragic. He enjoys surfing, waterskiing and wake boarding most of all and usually spends his time between Dee Why and Maroubra beaches in Sydney. He also collects an assortment of fish from aquariums around Sydney.

He is targeting the 100m butterfly and 50m freestyle at London 2012 and plans to compete at many more Paralympic Games in the future. Timothy warmed up for the main event by competing for the Australian Paralympic Squad in a variety of World Cup meets late in 2011, giving him a valuable insight into what it takes to succeed at the top level.