Liam Schluter, who was born with an intellectual impairment, learned to swim when he was two-years-old at Kawana Aquatic Centre in Queensland, where he now works as a groundsman.
Liam immersed himself in sport; he played rugby league for two years and tennis for three years, and also tried soccer, golf and indoor cricket, before joining his sister in the squads training program when he was ten. Around this time, Liam hilariously recalls, competing in a butterfly event swimming breaststroke instead.
His coaches soon recognised his potential, so he joined the local surf lifesaving club and competed for four years. The skills Liam learned in his time there have helped to place him among only a handful of swimmers who perform strongly in both sprint and endurance racing.
At the 2015 GHSF Australian Age Multi-class Championships in Sydney, Liam competed in the 50m freestyle, backstroke, and butterfly, 100m freestyle and …Read More