Garvey spreads inspirational message on school visit

Para-triathlete Brant Garvey talking to Aubin Grove Primary School students last week. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au   d445017
Garvey spreads inspirational message on school visit
Para-triathlete Brant Garvey talking to Aubin Grove Primary School students last week. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d445017

PARA-TRIATHLETE Brant Garvey visited Aubin Grove Primary School last week to chat to students about goal setting and overcoming challenges.

Garvey, a congenital above-knee amputee, has achieved plenty since turning his attention to triathlon two years ago.

He became the first above-knee amputee to finish an Ironman in Australia and has notched up wins in a number of World Para-triathlon events.

He has also finished the Rottnest Channel Swim five times.

But success did not come easily.

Garvey told students his first attempt at running did not go to plan, as he fell flat on his face.

Teacher Lauren Brown said perseverance was a key message passed on to kids last Monday.

“He was really open about everything,” she said.

“There was a strong message to keep going and about pushing the boundaries.

“It was very inspiring.”