First Swim Returns to Charlotte



Participants and their family and friends attended the swim clinic. Photograph courtesy of OPAF.

The Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF) First Swim Clinic returned to Queens University, Charlotte, North Carolina, for the third consecutive year. Instruction was given by Mabio Costa, a two-time world champion triathlete who has a left transtibial amputation. He was assisted by the Queens University Royals Swim Team. More than 20 partipants attended the three-hour clinic at the university's Levine Center for Wellness and Recreation. Each participant was matched with a personal swim coach and also received one-on-one coaching from Costa.

First Swim was sponsored locally by the Charlotte Hanger Clinic; Paceline Advanced Medical Solutions, Matthews, North Carolina; and Accessible Mobility Center, Concord, North Carolina.