TEDx – Rick Pendleton OAM

Posted on October 4, 2017 by

Rick is a coach at Brisbane Grammar School and a Paralympic champion swimmer.
Rick is great at inspiring and motivating others.
In his talk, he addresses how we arrive at choices in life and that we can move forward without regret.
With five Paralympic gold medals under his belt, Rick Pendleton is one of Australia’s top athletes. Rio was the fourth Olympics for the veteran swimmer from Meridan Plains, who is ranked third in the world for the 100m breaststroke.

Rick, who received an Order of Australia Medal in 2009, was born without his left hand, but his training regime is very similar to that of an able-bodied swimmer, with some additional strength training for his left arm.
Originally from Sydney, he moved to the Sunshine Coast to train at the university there before the London Games, and trains under Jan Cameron.

He also works as a swimming coach and is part of the USC Spartans’ leadership team, which mentors younger members of the squad.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.