Seventeen year old swimmer Terence Parkin has his heart set on the Olympics in 2000.
The fact that he has been deaf since birth, has never stopped him from dreaming big.
He is currently ranked 16th in the world for the 200m breast stroke for men.
Being deaf has made little difference to Terence Parkin's swimming career.
The only concession is that his coach starts him off at the beginning of a race.
Parkin's talent was spotted early on by his coach at the Fulton School for the Deaf in Durban.
He excelled at school galas and from there went on to join the local swimming club.
It was there that the former South African national swimmer and life-saver Graham Hill took him under his wing. And the pair have not looked back since.
Hill says Parkin is very focused on his swimming.
Because he can't hear he also blocks out disturbances around him and concentrates on the task at hand.
Parkin's most exciting achievement includes finishing 16th in the world in the 200m breast stroke event during the World Short course championships held in Sweden in April.
During the Deaf Olympics in July this year he won five gold medals and broke four world records.
His parents, Bev and Neville, play a major role in his achievements and encourage him all the way.
And the swimmer himself is not lacking in ambition.
I want to do the 2000 Olympics and break the world record. I'm going to try my best.
SUPER CAPTION: Terence Parkin through sign language interpreter
The Parkins are a sporty family who revel in his success.
His father, Neville, talked about his son's sporting career.
He learnt initially how to swim at school and then at the age of about 13 he was showing promise at their school galas and inter-school galas but obviously being for handicapped and then his coach, his school coach suggested we take him to a swimming club.
SUPER CAPTION: Terence Parkin's father, Neville
Terence's practice starts every morning just after 5am.
And in the evening, there is time for another two or three hours of swimming.
But it will all pay off if this talented young man achieves his ambitions.