Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Rock solid determination: Mel Eustace

You might recall Melissa Eustace's wonderful smile in the photographs posted each day during the Special Olympics World Games in Athens last June, where she threw herself into the softball competition, or when it lit up the recent announcement that Special Olympics first Asia Pacific Games would be held in Newcastle next year? Well look what she is up to this Easter weekend, leading with that big smile, as told by the Great Lakes Advocate today:

A young woman preparing for her fifth Rock to Rock Ocean Swim at Elizabeth Beach on Easter Sunday, has completed the Sydney Harbour Mini Swim Classic.

She is Mel Eustace, 23, from Turramurra. She also has Down syndrome.

Five years ago Mel just played in the backyard pool and was not able to swim 50 metres. After watching family friend and mentor, John Trevillian do the Rock to Rock swim she said, “I can do that” and started training ... read the Great Lakes Advocate full story here.

Good luck Mel and John!

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