Episode #21: Swimming Blind

Preparing for the Paralympics 2024
Preparing for the Paralympics 2024
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Show Notes:

Swimming Blind – Preparing for the Paralympics 2024

Have you ever wondered how do blind swimmers know to flip on their turns or how do blind swimmers know when to dive on relays? In this interview with Evan Wilkerson, Tonya learns about his journey of learning to swim as a blind athlete and what his goals are for the future. Evan shares some of the tips he’s learned about training in the pool when you can’t see the lines at the bottom of the pool and talks about what it takes to qualify for the Paralympics.

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Tonya Wollum


Tonya Wollum is a disability advocate and host of the Water Prairie Chronicles podcast which connects special needs parents with resources to help them navigate parenting a child with a disability. She is the mother of 2 college-age children who have each grown up with a disability. That experience, along with a background in education, led her to create the Water Prairie Chronicles to help share what she has learned with parents of younger children to help them know how to advocate for their children.

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