By constantly pushing beyond perceived human limitations, athletes rouse the dreams we believed to be sheer fantasies. They become our aspirations.
What about athletes with physical disabilities? Could we possibly aspire to be like them, with their evident and seemingly ruinous flaws? What are their motivations?
We were looking for the answers to these questions when we arrived at Yunzhinan Swimming Club in Kunming, Yunnan, China. The Yunzhinan Swimming Club teaches youth with disabilities how to swim. Most of them hope to make it to the Paralympics.