Amputation not stopping swimmer from diving deeper


After a dirt bike accident forced a 16-year-old swimmer’s leg to be amputated, she said she’s not letting it keep her from swimming toward her dreams.

Kali Garman was a swimmer at Algona High School, and she also spent a lot of time at the YMCA. Despite losing her leg in June, she is staying positive and said she’ll swim again.

Garman said she wouldn’t even look at her right leg right after her amputation in July.

“It kind of seemed like if I didn’t look at it, it wouldn’t be real,” she said.

Garman called swimming her mental escape.


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