Onslow PS students in Rooms 4, 5 and Secondary received a special visitor today in the form of Swimming WA Ambassador and Paralympian Mr Joshua Hoffer.
Joshua represented Australia in swimming at the 1992 Paralympics where he won five gold medals in the Men's 100 m Backstroke, Men's 4 x 50 m Freestyle Relay, Men's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay, Men's 4 x 50 m Medley Relay and Men's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay; four silver medals in the Men's 50 m Butterfly, Men's 100 m Butterfly, Men's 50 m Backstroke, Men's 200 m Backstroke and two bronze medals in the Men's 200 m Freestyle and Men's 400 m Freestyle.
In 1993 he received the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for service to sport as a gold medallist at the Madrid 1992 Paralympic Games. The students were treated to seeing and holding Joshua’s Medals and were able to ask lots of interesting questions.
A big thank you to the Onslow Occys Swimming Club for organising Joshua’s visit to Onslow.