BEFORE the Australian Swim Team left home bound for the World Championships
in Rome, they spent some time with Michael Milton during their last
Michael was invited to speak to the group by Head Coach Alan Thompson who
believed his story would inspire the athletes heading off to a major meet.
Michael shared some of his experiences competing at an international level
and told stories about being an elite athlete with one leg.
"It's always such an honour to be asked to speak to a group of athletes
from another sport. It unnerves me though, moreso than talking to a room
full of 500 corporate executives," said Michael, laughing. "I'm following
their results in Rome and hoping I may have had a tiny little bit of
influence on them."
Photo:Lisbeth Trickett, Patrick
Murphy, Michael Milton, Jessicah Schipper and Andrew