Episode 30 of The Blind Sport Podcast – Marathon Swimming

Did you hear the one about the blind guy who swam country to country? In episode 30 we talk with James Pittar from Australia to find out how blind and vision impaired people can enjoy the sport of long distance swimming.

James was the first blind person to swim the English Channel, New Zealand’s Cook Straight and many other international ocean swims. He has participated in many swimming events to raise money and awareness for a variety of organisations such as the Paralympics and The Fred Hollows Foundation. James has also been inducted into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

Listen to James share many fascinating stories including swimming in five degree water, battling four metre waves and avoiding sharks. I am sure that you will find our conversation to be as enlightening as much as I did. James is yet another great example of a guy who doesn’t let his disability dictate how he lives his life.

I also include some motivational quotations.

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Cheers, Mike.