4 results for tag: #WithoutLimitsWednesday


Athlete Spotlight: Orlando Swimmer Jesse Greve

Welcome back to #WithoutLimitsWednesday, where every week we feature the story and achievements of one of our talented athletes — who they are, what they love, and how they got there... by Frank E. Barberena It All Comes Back to Swimming Jesse Greve is an Orlando resident and member of the Athletes Without Limits U.S. Masters Swim Team. From the age of 15, his mother Barb has coached him by modifying drills and techniques to fit Jesse’s particular disabilities. They train every morning, bright and early at the Rosen YMCA Aquatic Center where Barb works with Jesse one-on-one for several hours both in the water and out. While at first glance ...

Athlete Spotlight: Georgia Swimmer J.R. Douglas

Welcome back to #WithoutLimitsWednesday, where every week we feature the story and achievements of one of our talented athletes — who they are, what they love, and how they got there... by Frank E. Barberena Exposure is Everything With his naturally broad frame, wide shoulders and brawny arms, J.R. Douglas is built for power. However, you won’t find this Jonesboro, Georgia-native putting hits on any quarterbacks or crushing any over the center-field wall. Instead he saves all of his strength and energy for the moment it’s time to dive off the block and into the pool. J.R. embodies what it means to speak softly and carry a big stick. ...

Athlete Spotlight: Multi-Sport Oregonian Sara Slawta

Welcome back to #WithoutLimitsWednesday, where every week we feature the story and achievements of one of our talented athletes — who they are, what they love, and how they got there... by Frank E. Barberena For this week’s athlete spotlight we stay in the pool but move to the west coast to introduce Talent, Oregon’s most talented: Sara Slawta. Anyone who meets Sara will attest to her affable presence and smile that lights up a whole room. At first glance, many may not expect that behind such a kind young woman is a very gifted and decorated world-class competitor. Sara began her athletic career with distance running boasting a 7.5 ...

Athlete Spotlight: Florida Swimmer Ian Soules

We are pleased to announce our brand new #WithoutLimitsWednesday initiative! Every week we will feature the story and achievements of one of our talented athletes — who they are, what they love, and how they got there... by Frank E. Barberena Our first Athletes Without Limits athlete in the spotlight is Ian Mark Soules from Orlando, Florida. Like many young people with autism, Ian had a difficult time fitting in and feeling included growing up. It was challenging to make friends or understand the other kids, and they seemed to have a hard time understanding his differences. However, at the age of 15, Ian found a place where he didn’t need ...