12-time district champion, state champion, two-time All-American, winner of three junior national titles, and competitor at the 2004 Olympic Trials. However, a severe shoulder injury brought her dreams of going to the Olympics and becoming a professional swimmer to a halt. Yet, an end to an athletic career made way for other passions, and a much stronger person.
Lace Armstrong once said, "Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever." Is the pain temporary, though?
Alternative forms of activity also provide benefits, including injury prevention, rehabilitation, increase in overall fitness, motivation, and rejuvenation.