One Arm Swimmer wins heat in 25m Fly at 2010 Nashville City Swim Meet

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    Dec 24, 2010 5:24 PM GMT
    You see this and it takes away many excuses.

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    Dec 25, 2010 4:01 AM GMT
    Crazy... Am I the only one cursing out the fat chick for not helping him out of the water right away?
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    Dec 25, 2010 4:05 AM GMT
    I just saw that today on videos recommended for me on youtube. Somewhat impressive for someone his age.

    Excuses for what?
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    Dec 25, 2010 4:13 AM GMT
    CarbGoggles saidCrazy... Am I the only one cursing out the fat chick for not helping him out of the water right away?


    A kid like that doesn't need help from anyone. He'll do better in life with one arm than most people do with two.
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    Dec 25, 2010 4:24 AM GMT
    Wow, thanks for posting! That little guy is amazing!
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    Dec 25, 2010 4:32 AM GMT
    That was f^#K*$g incredible. What happens in the 50 or 100 fly that requires a two-hand touch? Just thinking out loud about the FINA/USS rules. My heart goes out to and for the little rascal. I always get a kick from seeing the smaller kids swim fly because they move like spiders on the surface of the water.
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    Dec 25, 2010 5:03 AM GMT
    Allathlete saidI just saw that today on videos recommended for me on youtube. Somewhat impressive for someone his age.

    Excuses for what?

    What I meant is people often make excuses why they cannot do something or succeed at some endeavor. The excuse can be physical, say not being tall enough, mental, not being smart enough, etc. When you see that someone can do something that many of consider a major disability, and still prevail, it can make our excuses seem hollow.
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    Dec 25, 2010 8:24 PM GMT
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    Allathlete saidI just saw that today on videos recommended for me on youtube. Somewhat impressive for someone his age.

    Excuses for what?

    What I meant is people often make excuses why they cannot do something or succeed at some endeavor. The excuse can be physical, say not being tall enough, mental, not being smart enough, etc. When you see that someone can do something that many of consider a major disability, and still prevail, it can make our excuses seem hollow.


    I was at a business conference when I went to get a swim workout at the resort's pull. I noticed a prosthetic at the side of the pool and then saw a one legged swimmer. He was a married man who had lost his leg to cancer. I chatted with him when he came out of the pool and instantly liked him. In fact he turned me on. I remember talking to him about the rock climbing wall at my gym and he told me he liked doing that. So I asked him if you used his prosthetic. Yes, he said, my form isn't that good since I use mostly upper body. I said, "I think any form you use to climb that wall is good form given what you lost".

    Compare that to people who have everything and still bitch.