Blind swimmer sees no obstacles


Inside a small college in Conway, some of the best swimmers in Central Arkansas are racing for a trip to the state tournament. The stands are packed with parents, but most are cheering for one swimmer in particular: the swimmer in lane seven.

He can hear it and feel it, but he can’t see it.

“Worthy was born with a veil over his eyes,” said his mom, Bo Springer.

Worthy Springer is blind.

“He doesn’t see the ceiling or floor so he doesn’t have any boundaries,” Bo said. “He doesn’t accept the word I cannot. That is not in his vocabulary.”

“Ever since my youth, I’ve never been concerned about what’s in front of me,” said Worthy.


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