Visually impaired Valley swimmers to take on Alcatraz


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Three Valley swimmers are getting ready for a swim that would be considered a major undertaking for anyone. But their swim is about a lot more and may just prove inspiring.

They will swim to Alcatraz on Sunday for the Annual Alcatraz Invitational in San Francisco.

The three though are visually impaired and make up the first blind team to compete in the event.

“To be honest it is about bragging rights,” said 17-year old Max Ashton. Ashton only has minimal peripheral vision.

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