Stewart Pike

Inducted 6th December 2006

Stewart Pike was born in Weston in 1981, and attended Weston Primary School and Kurri Kurri High School. He began his swimming career in earnest when he was 16, and three years later was selected to represent Australia in swimming at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games.

At those Games, Stewart was a finalist in a number of events:

  • S14 50m butterfly
  • S14 200m freestyle
  • S14 4×50m medley relay
  • S14 100m freestyle
  • S14 100m backstroke

In the 2000 Paralympic Games, Sydney, Stewart won the Gold Medal in the S12 4x100m Freestyle Relay in World Record time, and the Silver Medal in the S14 200m Individual Medley, as well as achieving Personal Bests in six events, five Australian Records and one Paralympic Record.

Stewart was awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 and the Cessnock City Council Australia Day Sports Award in 2001.

Plaque location

Jock Stewart Park, corner of Station and Second Street, Weston