For Liam Schluter, little compares to the feeling of representing Australia at the Paralympic Games. Now a World Championships medallist, we suspect he will add the feeling of winning a Paralympic medal to that list come August.

As successful in the pool as he is now, Liam only began swimming competitively in 2009 – eight years after first learning to swim. In those eight years, there was every chance he would opt out of Para-swimming and pursue any one of the five other sports – rugby league, football, tennis, golf and indoor cricket – he was playing. But as luck would have it for the Australian Dolphins, the pool was where Liam felt most at home.

He made his Paralympic debut in 2016, contesting two finals, and tasted international podium success for the first time in 2018 – silver at the Commonwealth Games and dual gold at the Pan Pacific …

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Date of birth
11 January 1999
Past Paralympic Games

Rio 2016

Intellectual Impairment
How acquired
Minyama, QLD
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Winning a silver medal in the men’s 200m freestyle S14 at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and ranking second in points at the 2018 World Para-swimming World Series in Melbourne, VIC

Greatest sporting moments

Representing Australia at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Heroes/role models

Matt Cowdrey, Johnathon Thurston

Favourite quote
Never give up


  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 100m backstroke Classification: S14
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 100m butterfly Classification: S14
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 200m freestyle Classification: S14
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 200m individual medley Classification: SM14
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 4x100m freestyle Classification: S14

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