I just recently started swimming to get into better health, and shave off a couple pounds, well it has been almost a year since I started swimming, and I have lost 60 lbs, and around 10% body fat.
I am in the pool six days a week. I start at 5:30 in the am, and workout till 7:15. It has been an amazing accomplishment and I am continuing to improve in every aspect of swimming. I am actually training to go to Beijing, China for the 2008 Paralympic games. I have a long way to go, and several swim meets to attend, but I am confident that I can do this, with the help of my coaches, and fellow team mates, and friends and family, backing me all the way, and picking up sponsors to help me along the way.
So - back to my first Masters Swim Meet. I fared much better then I thought I could ever do at my first swim meet.
In the 50 yard scy Breast 2nd place with: 47.47 In the 100 yard scy Breast 1st place with 1:46 In the 100 yard scy Free 5th place with 1:33.35
This was in the age 30-34 with all able bodied swimmers; I was the only adaptive swimmer at the swim meet, the Mission Viejo Masters Invitational on March 20, 2005. I was stunned as much as my coach, I am still in shock, and I have not yet come down from this natural high, so I am now back in the pool, to compete at the UCLA Masters on April 2, 2005.
About the Author: John B. Mohler is an amputee swimmer, training in the pool six days a week, with the goal of bringing home GOLD from the 2008 Paralympic Games in China.