Pool named after Australian Paralympic champion09.11.2016
Glenallen School in Melbourne named its pool in honour of former student and Rio 2016 Paralympic swimming champion Tim Disken.
Glenallen School in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, named its pool in honour of former student and three-time swimming Paralympic medallist Tim Disken, who studied there between 2011 and 2015.
“Tim is an inspiration for Glenallen students, just as he is an inspiration for all Victorians,” said Premier Daniel Andrews.
“His remarkable achievements have made this great school proud and will provide the motivation for future students to fulfil their dreams and potential.”
Minister for Education James Merlino added: “Tim should be enormously proud of his achievement, just as his school clearly is. What he has done takes focus, determination and years of practice.
“Future students will swim in this pool knowing it was where it all started for a gold medal winning Paralympian.”
Glenallen School Principal Michael Cole also praised Disken for what he has achieved both as a student and as a Para athlete.
“Tim embodied the school’s motto of achievement through active learning and we are all extremely proud of him,” he said.
“He was a hard working student who became school captain, supported other students and represented the school in the community. He has already achieved so much but I am sure he will go on to achieve even more.”
More information can be found on the Australian Paralympic Committee’s website.