Liza, 40, had a goal to swim a lap of two strokes and be able to attempt the other two to be to attend classification. Liza’s went from not moving 1 metre, to completing 7 X 50 metre laps of backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle and swimming 5 metres of butterfly. She can also do a start from the deep end, which was a challenge that Liza overcame with determination.
Liza is a proud mother of 3, diagnosed with Melioidosis from swimming in a river when she was 11, she aims to be classified at the Queensland McDonald’s Multi Class Championships.
Her goal was to swim a lap of two strokes and be able to attempt the other two to be able to attend classification. Liza’s determination has enabled her to go from not moving 1 metre, to completing 7 X 50 metre laps of backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle and swimming 5 metres of butterfly.
Part of the classification process is for Liza to be able to start from the blocks at the deep end for a competition scenario, Liza achieved this as someone who never gives up, and her coach persuading her with chocolates helped.
Liza started sport as a teenager when she participated in the Invitational Games through Sporting Wheelies, doing javelin, discus, shot put and club and before she got sick she did judo, dancing, basketball, netball and swimming.
Liza’s sporting dreams is to keep fit and do the best she can. She would pass this advice onto other athletes, telling them to keep trying, give anything a go even if its just once.