The coronavirus pandemic has forced many athletes to find unique ways to stay in shape while training facilities are shut down due to public health measures â€” and at least one celebrity is lending a helping hand during the situation.
In a newÂ piece for theÂ New York Times, five-time Paralympic medalist Rudy Garcia-Tolson reveals thatÂ CalifornicationÂ star David Duchovny has been allowing him to use his home’s pool to train.
Garcia-Tolson, 31, said that in early July â€” after reading a previousÂ TimesÂ article about the athlete’s efforts to find a place to train â€” a rep for Duchovny reached out on Instagram.
“[The message] was from a woman who said she worked with the actor David Duchovny, telling me to get in touch with her about finding a pool to train in,” the swimmer explained. “She gave me his number and told me to reach out. When I did, he told me he had a 25-meter, one-lane pool in his backyard. I was welcome to use it whenever I wanted. I just needed to give him a little notice.”
And so the Paralympian â€” who was born with popliteal pterygium syndrome and is a double above-knee amputee â€” took him up on the offer. He’s used Duchovny’s pool 12 times, sometimes chatting with the star, 60, but often just getting straight to business.Read People
David Duchovny Is Lending His Pool to Paralympic Swimmer to Train During COVID-19 Shutdowns