News

Campbell competing again just 10 months after crash

DEFIED THE ODDS: Campbell Miller-Waugh competed in the Queensland Secondary School State Titles in all five strokes just 10 months after a serious spinal chord injury.
DEFIED THE ODDS: Campbell Miller-Waugh competed in the Queensland Secondary School State Titles in all five strokes just 10 months after a serious spinal chord injury. Contributed

GRADE 12 student Campbell Miller-Waugh is busier than most in their final year of high school.

Just 10 months after a serious spinal cord injury Campbell was back in the pool, competing in Queensland Secondary School State Championships in all five strokes.

Three days a week Campbell meets with a gym coach for rehabilitation and he has been swimming Monday to Friday.

Now he swims two and a half kilometres per session with a variety of strokes.

Campbell also goes to school five days a week, competes in eisteddfods and plays the clarinet and piano.

"I just want to go back to how it was before the accident as soon as I can," he said.

And with nationals in his sights, there is no stopping him. "At the moment I just want to keep on competing."

While his family lived in Gladstone he was part of the Gladstone Gladiators Swimming Club.

Campbell said his biggest goal continued to be to walk again.

The family lived in Gladstone until 2013, when they moved to Rockhampton.

Topics:  injury, rehabilitation, swimming




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

THE EXPERT: Stop judging working mothers

SUPER MUMS: Being a working mums comes down to perfecting time management.

"WORKING for money is all right; so is working because you want to.”

OPINION: How to prepare your child for day care

Your kids will love childcare, but it may take some adjusting.

GETTING your child ready for day care is vital.

MUMS' TOP 5: 'Musts' to have on your childcare checklist

SOME FALL SHORT: Organisations that train childcare workers will be subjected to extra audits.

SENDING your child off to day care can be daunting and confusing.

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

Everything you need to know for the next cruise ship arrival

The Pacific Jewel docked in Gladstone.

Pacific Jewel visiting Gladstone on Tuesday

LETTER: Where do Flynn candidates stand in abortion debate

This is a priority for this Gladstone resident

Flynn candidates share their ‘resumes’

Jordan Puku pictured when he was around 12 years old.

Flynn candidates share their 'resumes'

Latest deals and offers

Kirkwood Rd car crash

A Suzuki van crashed on Kirkwood Rd today, flipping on its side. Gladstone Fire and...

Van flips on Kirkwood Rd

A van has flipped on Kirkwood Rd, and police are diverting traffic.

Vivid timelapse

Screenshot from timelapse of Sydney's Vivid Festival

This timelapse shows Sydney's Vivid Festival

Three bedroom, 1100sqm block: Is this Qld's cheapest home?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward

PROPERTY BOOM: Coast prices set to skyrocket

Like other areas in south-east Queensland, the Sunshine Coast is at the start of the upturn on the property clock.

Values predicted to rise 25-33%