On Thursday 23rd of June, Olympian Travis Mahoney made a visit to our school. He talked to the 1/2 and 3/4 students about following your dreams and setting goals to achieve them. He also told us about how he became a swimmer, what an athlete eats and what he is expecting at the Olympic village in Rio! Here is a brief biography about Travis Mahoney;
Travis Mahoney will make his Olympic debut in Rio after a breakthrough performance at the selection trials in Adelaide on the opening night where he finished second in the most gruelling of events, the 400m individual medley.
Cheered on by his Nunawading teammates in the stands, Mahoney finished in a personal best time of 4:14.98s, behind only Thomas Fraser-Holmes.
The Melbourne swimmer made his international debut at the World Short Course Championships in Turkey four years ago where he won bronze in the 4x100m freestyle relay and finished 7th in the 200m backstroke.
He went on to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games where he placed sixth in the 400m Individual Medley and the Pan Pacific Games on the Gold Coast where he was seventh.
We will be sure to cheer him on at the Games! Good luck Travis!