Swim success for Dunsborough man

Swimming instructor Tammy Thornley and Dunsborough's Tahrn Campbell after completing the Busselton Jetty Swim. Image supplied.

Swimming instructor Tammy Thornley and Dunsborough's Tahrn Campbell after completing the Busselton Jetty Swim. Image supplied.

Completing the recent Busselton Jetty Swim was a huge milestone for Dunsborough’s Tahrn Campbell.

Six years ago, Tahrn was a passenger in a catastrophic car accident and has been living with a brain injury ever since.

Prior to the race, Tahrn trained with swimming instructor Tammy Thornley, who volunteered her time up to three times a week to prepare him for the iconic event.

Tahrn’s mother Margaret Campbell said Tammy had gone above and beyond to support Tahrn.

“It was Tammy’s idea to nominate him and encouraged him to train for the swim, at the time even she was uncertain if the goal was too steep,” she said.

“Her belief that you never know unless you have a go and her faith in Tahrn kept her motivated to enable him to achieve what would have not been possible even just 12 months ago when Tahrn was still having severe challenges with his swallowing ability.

“Tammy swam alongside Tahrn keeping a good eye on him to ensure his safety and well-being.”