|Type of Impairment
||S8, SB8, SM8
Further Personal Information
||Human Movement Studies
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He began swimming at age five.
|Why this sport?
||His parents encouraged him to take up the sport to help with his impairment. It helped that his father owned a swimming pool.
||Austo, Windmill (en.allexperts.com, 15 Dec 2009)
||Reading, spending time on the beach, camping. (nswswimming.com.au, 04 Sep 2010)
|Most influential person in career
||His parents. (nswswimming.com.au, 04 Sep 2010)
|Hero / Idol
||US boxer Muhammad Ali. (paralympic.org.au, 15 Dec 2009)
|Awards and honours
||He was captain of the Australian swimming team at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (wellingtontimes.com.au, 08 Sep 2008)
He received the Medal of the Order of Australia [OAM] in 2005 in recognition of his performance at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (itsanhonour.gov.au, 15 Dec 2009)
He was named Swimmer of the Year with a Disability at the 2002 Australian Swimming Awards. (AAP, 09 Dec 2002)
||He has represented his hometown of Wellington, NSW, Australia, in rugby league, rugby union and water polo. (paralympiceducation.org.au, 15 Dec 2009)
||To reach his full potential as a swimmer. (nswswimming.com.au, 04 Sep 2010)
||He had his left arm amputated above the elbow at age two weeks old following complications during birth. (paralympiceducation.org.au, 15 Dec 2009)
He has retired from competitive swimming. (abc.net.au, 13 Dec 2013)