Grant Patterson

Grant Patterson

A three-wheeled trike used to “scoot around on”, derived the nickname Scooter as he is adoringly known, an inspiring Paralympic legend, winner of silver and bronze medals in the pool at the 2020 Paralympic Games held in Tokyo.

With a rare joint function disability connected to dwarfism called Diastrophic Dysplasia, Scooter grew up understanding that he was going to have to work harder than anybody else to achieve amazing things.

Determination and dedication has paid off for Scooter, whose career highlights started in 2009 when he won the 100m backstroke at the Australian (Swimming) Open. Scooter has enjoyed great success under the guidance of coach Herbie Howard during their thirteen-year partnership.

A self-deprecating sense of humour, Scooter welcomes people into his world, a world they would never experience otherwise and helps them to realise their own potential. He is about transforming ‘what happens to us’, into positive experiences and finds a purpose in teaching how to overcome these challenges.

Scooter is passionate about showing people anything and everything is possible for those living with disabilities and physical challenges. As he continues to push the status quo and inspire, focus is now on both the 2022 World Para Championships in Portugal, and the 2024 Paralympics in Paris