Swimming is a beautiful sport. It’s therapeutic, great for your well-being and gives you a full body workout each time you get in the pool. However, for me, it’s an extremely challenging task, but one that I am determined to complete.
Growing up, I’d always been an optimistic guy. I’d recently started my job as a motor mechanic and was looking forward to starting my life. Little did I know that everything would change in the blink of an eye.
When I was 16 years old, I experienced a life-changing motorbike accident which left me completely paralysed from the waist down. It was an extremely tough time in my life and one that I would never wish upon my worst enemy.
The easiest thing to do at the time would have been to give up. Living with a disability during the 80s was an almost impossible task, there were no ramps, no disabled access, and I just felt like I had nothing to live for.