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Paralympic Swimming: A Parent's Perspective

Paralympic Swimming: A Parent's Perspective By Sadie Jones, Swimming World Intern Since the age of 12, Dee Sapp knew her son had a talent for swimming. Lawrence Sapp is now 19 and currently attending the University of Cincinnati, where he swims on the men's club team. He grew up in Waldorf, Maryland...

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Swimming Without the Black Line: How Blind Athletes Adapt

Swimming Without the Black Line: How Blind Athletes Adapt By McClain Hermes, Swimming World Intern When I began swimming at the age of four, I told my parents that I wanted to go to the Olympics. As I grew older, my eyesight slowly began to deteriorate. At the age of eight, I had several eye surgeri...

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Rudy Garcia-Tolson, David Duchovny and a Return to the Paralympics

When March hit and the worst of the COVID-19 lockdowns took effect, Rudy Garcia-Tolson sought something to fill the time. A four-time Paralympian who’d won five medals – four in swimming and one in track & field, and been a Team USA captain in 2016 – got the urge to get back in the water to train fo...

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IPC Athletes’ Council to Survey Community on Athlete Protests

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletes’ Council announced Tuesday that it will “launch a consultation exercise” within its community over athlete protests. The effort is aimed at getting feedback from members, “on ways athletes could express their views on key subjects at the Paralymp...

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Ellie Cole Makes Budding Paralympian’s Dreams Come True

“Dreams do come true,” Emilee Pratt said after meeting her idol Ellie Cole, a surprise which brought the young swimmer to tears. After hearing a knock at the door of her Newcastle home, Emilee did not expect the six-time Paralympic world champion to be waiting to meet her on the other side. “I heard...

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Ellie Cole Makes Budding Paralympian's Dreams Come True

Ellie Cole Makes Budding Paralympian's Dreams Come True By Brooke Irving “Dreams do come true” Emilee Pratt said after meeting her idol Ellie Cole, a surprise which brought the young swimmer to tears. After hearing a knock at the door of her Newcastle home, Emilee did not expect the six-time Paralym...

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Paralympic Medalist Lewis White Officially Retires

Rio 2016 medallist Lewis White has announced his retirement from para-swimming after a short but highly successful international career. White, who hails from Norwich, took up swimming at the age of 10, progressing to become a star in the S9 category. After winning a pair of silver medals at the Eur...

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Paralympian Jessica Long Talks about Healing, Forgiveness in New Film

Paralympic swimmer Jessica Long’s journey to 23 medals and three ESPY awards involved a lot of pain, from the physical to the emotional. A new short film released Wednesday by I Am Second details Long’s struggles toward forming her identity as a person beyond being a top swimmer. Long, born with fib...

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Donate to Morgan Stickney's GoFundMe to Receive a Second Amputation

The family of paralympic hopeful Morgan Stickney is asking for GoFundMe donations as she is facing a second amputation on October 8. Stickney suffered a staph infection in her foot that never healed and she was forced to undergo a below-the-knee amputation on May 14, 2018. She made the best of her s...