Blind Woman Saved Her Life by Learning to Swim – at 50

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Vivian Stancil never thought she’d become a swimmer, much less a competitive one with a wall full of medals.

“When I was younger, for a woman of color, swim was a taboo,” the 71-year-old says poolside in Riverside, California.

Stancil’s hazel eyes light up when she talks about what swimming means to her. “The water is my best friend.”

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