Paralympian inspires future sports stars

Trent with LSC members Hugh Rackley, Sarah McIntosh, Maddi Goodridge and Claire McIntosh. Photos by Stephen Potts from Oi Marketing.
Trent with LSC members Hugh Rackley, Sarah McIntosh, Maddi Goodridge and Claire McIntosh. Photos by Stephen Potts from Oi Marketing.

LAURIETON Swimming Club was very fortunate to have local winter Paralympian Trent Milton stop by the pool on club night, Monday, to share his paralympic experiences with the members and their families.

Laurieton Swimming Club has a talented and determined group of multi class (MC) swimmers who have had great success in the pool.

Trent brought with him a swag of souvenirs from the 2014 Winter Paralympics which were well received by the kids and was happy to talk about his disability and answer questions. Trent is a keen sportsperson and his passion for sport was evident as he spoke to the young swimmers, encouraging them to train hard, chase their dreams and believe anything is possible.

Trent, who lives in Bonny Hills, was Australia's first Paralympic snowbarder and competed at the games in Sochi, Russia. Prior to losing his lower leg in a road accident, Trent was a professional snowboarder for 16 years who divided his year between Lake Tahoe in the US and the Camden Haven.

He is a keen all-round sportsman and relearned all his favourite sports including bike riding, motocross, standup paddleboarding, swimming, surfing and snowbaording after his rehabilitation and recovery.

Laurieton Swimming Club thanked Trent sincerely for taking the time to come to the pool, speak with the kids and share his Paralympic experience.

Trent talking to the Laurieton Swimming Club kids and families about his paralympic experience. Photos by Stephen Potts from Oi Marketing.

Trent talking to the Laurieton Swimming Club kids and families about his paralympic experience. Photos by Stephen Potts from Oi Marketing.

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