Bankstown Sports athlete Yasmine-Bella Younes has been
quietly making waves in pools around the world, and has her sights set on the 2024 Para World
The 17-year-old most recently competed in several women’s multi-class events at the 2023
Australian Short Course Championships at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, including the
50m Butterfly, 50m Freestyle, and 100m Freestyle, finishing with two bronze medals.
In November 2022, Yasmine-Bella was named on the Australian team to compete at the
Oceania Asia Virtus Games in Brisbane, an international multi-sport competition for elite
athletes with intellectual impairment.
Yasmine-Bella’s next challenge will be the State Age Championships in December, followed by
the Metropolitan Championships in February, and State Open in March.
She will then tackle the Australian Age Championships in April, before facing the world’s best
para-athletes at the World’s in June.
Bankstown Sports is proud to support Yasmine-Bella as she builds her professional swimming
career, as well as providing funding support for the swimming club for team jackets, polos,
airfares, computer software upgrades, swim caps, coaching costs, and trophies for the end of