The swim leg is often the scariest part of a race, which is ironic because it is usually the shortest in time. Nerves are rattled, you’re thinking about how your body will perform, there’s concern about how the differently-abled athletes will react to the crowd cheering — these are some of the questions that go through your mind as you jump in the water.
Once the swim course is finished, the leg is not complete for our team. It can often be a challenge to transition the differently-abled athlete from the raft to the racing chair.
This section of the race is much like a point in life when you decide to change and make a decision and dive into unchartered waters, no pun intended. When you embark on a new journey, it can be frightening. You believe that you can reach your goal, but only time will tell.