Autistic swimmer leads ‘normal’ swim team to first win

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Hunter Develice trains just like any other swimmer on the Fond du Lac swimming team, but faces an extra obstacle on the way to the pool, as he was diagnosed with autism at the age of 4. “There were some people that told us a school swim team, maybe he should be just in a kids club or Special Olympics,” his dad said. Or as his coach Glen BcBride said, “When he won his first race, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Very exciting.” Read WBAY

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