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Swimming Blind At 75. 82-year Old Triathlete. Sister Jean.

February 18, 2023 2 min read

Swimming Blind At 75. 82-year Old Triathlete. Sister Jean.

Feb. 18, 2023
3 People You Will Want To Read About

1.

Blind swimmer, 75, has a message for us.

From Growing Bolder: "Vivian Stancil is blind. She was raised in foster homes, divorced and living on welfare with two children by the time she was 20. At 50, she weighed 319 pounds and doctors told her she’d never make it to age 60 if she didn’t lose weight. She was terrified of the water, had never been in a swimming pool in her life, but she joined a swim program. Today at 75 she is one of the most inspirational swimmers on any pool deck, competing in masters swimming competitions around the country."

Here is the story. It is worth the read if you think life is getting too tough.

2.

82-year old triathlete shares some tips. And he's a doc. 

“I tell people my goal in life is to die young as late as possible,” Maroon says. “I’m focused on my healthspan, not so much my lifespan.” Dr. Joseph Maroon has competed in eight Ironman Triathlons. He says physical activity saved his life. Another story you need to make time for this weekend.

3.

Sister Jean is not in the Transfer Portal.

Given the incorrigible efforts of colleges to make money at sports and athletes to pay no mind to loyalty and thrust themselves into the "transfer portal", I'm surprised Sister Jean was not lured away from Loyola of Chicago. She was the darling of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament when the Ramblers surprised their way to the Final Four. She was a media sensation at 98. Even a suspicious reporter like me talked to her in Atlanta. 

Sister Jean is 103. If you missed it, Here is a story on what's she's up to now. It's never too late to be a star, whether you want to be, or not.


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