The 16-year-old Churchlands Senior High student trained with the Barracudas Swim Club this year in order to swim in a four-person team with his father to Rottnest.
Keith has been an active participant in many activities since learning to walk at the age of four.
The young athlete said his greatest solo achievement was receiving the Encouragement Award and medal for the most personal bests in the under 16s group last year at the UWA Little Athletics Club.
‘Having cerebral palsy has not stopped me from doing anything,’ he said.
‘Training hard has helped me to achieve lots of things and is really good for me.’
Keith said he had a number of people to thank for supporting him.
‘My family and friends, the Centre for Cerebral Palsy, my great coaches Pauline Pratt and Gary Ogden and other athletes and families from the Barracudas Swim Club and UWA Little Aths club.’
Keith encouraged everyone to become involved in sport or recreational activities regardless of disability.
‘All that matters is you try your best, enjoy doing it and don’t give up,’ he said.
Keith said he would like to continue swimming and athletics but hoped to work as an Education Assistant.