Brandon Schuster

Fiji born Schuster claims bronze for Samoa

Schuster spent the first six years of his life in Fiji before moving to Samoa with his parents. His mother Suzie is also his coach.

"The first 100 metres was butterfly and I'm not strong in butterfly. I didn't really see the swimmers in front of me, but somehow towards the end of the race I don't know where the energy came from and I just swam hard to claim third place," Schuster said.

He stopped the clock at 4:36minutes behind New Zealand swimmers Blake Gunn who came in second (4.35min) and Andrew Trembath (4.35min) who won first place.

Schuster gets Samoa underway at the World Championships

His first event was the 400m freestyle.

In this event, he has knocked an incredible 26 seconds off his time from just before the 2013 World Championships, in Barcelona, to this year’s Pacific Games, in early July 2015. His time of 4:10.15 at the Pacific Games in Port Moresby set a national record which today he was determined to beat.