|Type of Impairment
|Origin of Impairment
||S10, SB9, SM10
Further Personal Information
||Exercise Science - Australian Catholic University: Sydney, NSW, AUS
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He began competing in swimming club races at age eight.
|Why this sport?
||He took up the sport to help with his cerebral palsy and asthma.
|Club / Team
||Cranbrook Eastern Edge: Sydney, NSW, AUS
|Name of coach
||Brendan Keogh [national]
||Vancouver, BC, CAN
||Pasty (Athlete, 29 Apr 2011)
|Most influential person in career
||His family. (castlehilldolphins.com.au, 15 Jul 2010)
|Hero / Idol
||Australian para-skier and para-cyclist Michael Milton, Australian marathon swimmer Des Renford, Australian para-swimmer Jay Dohnt. (paralympic.org.au, 06 Jul 2012; castlehilldolphins.com.au, 15 Jul 2010)
||An elbow injury forced him to miss to the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. He also had an ongoing ankle ligament problem in early 2015. (paralympic.org.au, 03 Jun 2015)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"If you don't practise, then you don't deserve to dream." (castlehilldolphins.com.au, 15 Jul 2010)
|Awards and honours
||He was presented with the Medal of the Order of Australia [OAM] in recognition of the gold medal he won at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (aquaticcentre.com.au, 22 Oct 2014)
||His father competed in judo at state level in Australia. (Athlete, 29 Apr 2011)
||He was born with cerebral palsy. (paralympic.org.au, 06 Jul 2012)