Prue Watt OAM is a Paralympian swimming champion who utilises her own experiences to mentor people with a disability and empower women in sport.  

One of Australia’s most successful Paralympians, Prue won five silver medals and one bronze medal at the Athens 2004 Games, which saw her recognised as the 2004 Female Junior Paralympian of the Year, and her selection as a member of the Australian Commonwealth Games swim team in 2006. At the 2012 London Gamesshe also took home gold and bronze medals. 

In 2014, she was awarded an Order of Australia for her Service to Australian Sport. After time training with the Australian Para-Alpine skiing team, she returned to the pool and competed at her fourth and last Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016, achieving fifth place. 

Outside the pool, Prue graduated from a Bachelor of Science majoring in Neuroscience in 2017She now works as a Policy Officer at Safe Work Australia in Canberra and passionately serves on several boards and committees in the areas of sport and disability advocacy. 

Being born premature at 24 weeks and high levels of oxygen administered to her system resulted in damaged retinas that significantly limit Prue’s visionShe believes in the power of sport as a vehicle for fostering inclusion and breaking down the barriers facing people with a disability.