There's nothing Jarred Dyer enjoys more than jumping into the water.
It's something that was taken away from him earlier this year, but also something he quickly resumed once pools reopened.
Having had time away from the sport throughout the winter, Dyer is determined to ensure he spends as much time swimming as possible in the coming years.
"I like swimming and being in the water," Dyer said. "It was good, exciting and fun to get back training after we had to stop. Now I'm looking forward to racing again.
"My goals are to keep training hard and the Paralympics are the big goal in four years time. I'd also like to get to France in three years for the Global Games. I've got to keep training for that."
The talented swimmer was on Thursday named the Illawarra Academy of Sport Athlete With a Disability Brett Stibners Award winner.
This is the third-straight year Dyer has won the award, the Wollongong athlete continually producing impressive results.
The past 12 months have seen the swimmer compete at the World Para Swimming World Series, where he won a bronze medal.
He was also selected in a Swimming Australia development squad, and offered a scholarship with the NSW Institute of Sport.
The events didn't stop the athlete from helping his fellow IAS teammates, with coach Kurt Freeme praising Dyer for his sportsmanship.
"Jarred is not only a competitor, but he always demonstrates fairness and respect for his fellow athletes," Freeme said.
"Jarred will always go out of his way to support the younger athletes in the squad. He is a humble athlete who gives his best and supports others at all times. He demonstrates immense talent and will work hard on and off the field to ensure he performs at his best."